Selling A Home "As Is"

Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty

As with any other home you sell, a home you are selling "as is" needs some special attention, too. 

If you want just a few extra bucks in your pocket, then do a deep cleaning.  Scrubbing every nook and cranny in the house to make it shine is a big plus.  If the task is too big, then hire a professional cleaning service.  It's always worth the few hundred dollars.

Paint and do repairs as needed or as your budget allows.  Paint can go along way in getting a house sold. 

Declutter the inside and outside of your home.  If you have to, rent out a storage unit to hold all your clutter.  You want your house to look as empty as possible when you put it on the market.  This way potential buyers can imagine their belongings in you home.

Landscaping is always another important item you will want to pay special attention to.  Mow the lawn, weed and edge.  If you have any flower beds, de-weed them and you may want to consider putting down a layer of mulch. 

If your budget allows, you can always go a step farther and repaint the exterior of your home.  Take a look at what colors new home builders are choosing and go with that.  Usually that's what's in style.  Also, consider replacing any old or stained carpet.  Replacing any outdated items such as light fixtures, doors, and faucets can go a long way with getting you more out of the sale.

Relax as you go around your home making your list of what you need to change or fix before putting your home on the market.  Don't get overwhelmed by the tasks as hand.  When you do them one at a time, you will see just how easy it can be. 

And when you are ready to put your home on the market, contact me and I will get your house sold.


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Cameron Bagherpour
Boston Metro - Boston, MA
Construction. Development. Investment.

Most of what you listed might only cost a couple hundred dollars.  It's amazing that more agents don't require certain things in their listing agreement.

Jun 30, 2008 02:59 AM #1
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