Can You Sell an Outdated House? Yes!

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert

It seems that everywhere you turn there are companies who advertise buying ugly houses. These messages offer to quickly buy any house, regardless of the condition. The problem is that their offers are often significantly below market value.

If you’re a seller whose home needs some attention, you might think these companies are your only option. Some of the offers sound attractive; quick sale, all cash, no commissions, and no fees. But before you do anything, it’s worth your time to call a local REALTOR® for a second opinion.


* Don't forget, I AM a REALTOR®  


3 Reasons to Call a REALTOR® Now!


1. Free Advice–The REALTOR® will not charge you anything to simply come look at your home. 

2. Your House Might Not Be that Ugly–You may be surprised to find that your home is quite marketable. A few years ago, a 1950s mid-century modern home would have been considered a tear-down. Now, these ranch homes command top dollar and are in very short supply.

3. A Path Forward–If your home does have some issues,the REALTOR® can offer some ideas about moving forward. They can suggest local contractors to provide repair/upgrade services or market to investors that might still offer significantly higher prices than the quick-sale guys.

Even outdated houses sell. We are in a seller’s market in almost every part of the country. Selling your home has a large financial impact on you and your family. Don’t make assumptions about value, reach out to a REALTOR®, and make sure you understand all your options so you can get the best offer possible.


Don't forget, I AM an Arizona REALTOR®  ;-)

Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kat - you are right, there is no shortage of people willing to buy properties regardless of condition.  But those who want/need to make a move, should choose their real estate representation wisely.  That choice makes a difference.  

Jul 07, 2021 04:49 AM
Kat DeLong
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ

I agree, Michael!

Jul 08, 2021 09:25 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat DeLong - one of the greatest lessons I learned early on in my career was to keep my opinions to myself. What I didn't like, someone else did. To sell a home, all you need is one buyer - then treat that buyer well!

Sep 29, 2021 06:46 PM