Selling a home is always a time-consuming and stressful process. That said, it can be particularly challenging if you’re selling a home that needs lots of repairs. Making repairs can take lots of time and money. Plus, it’s hard for homeowners to figure out what needs to be done and to get the necessary work completed.
Even in a strong market, there are some repairs that homeowners will need to make. The key is figuring out which ones you should do and finding a way to get them done. Here are some tips to guide you through this process and to ensure that you sell your Birmingham home as quickly and easily as possible.
Identify Repairs That Are Needed
The first step is figuring out what repairs need to be completed. You probably have an idea of some things that need to be fixed, but it’s often a good idea to have a real estate agent or home inspector come through your home and identify problem areas. After all, you’ll have to go through the inspection process when you sell your home, so you might as well be proactive about identifying issues.
Make a list of all things that need to be fixed. As much as possible, divide those repairs into two main categories: minor and major repairs. Minor repairs are those that you can do on your own, won’t take long, and won’t cost too much. Major repairs are those that will need professional expertise, will take longer, and will cost more.
Tackle Minor Repairs
Once you’ve got a list of minor repairs, you should go ahead and knock those out. While it might seem unnecessary to make lots of small, easy repairs, doing so will be worth it once you list your home. Potential buyers will notice small things and small repairs will add up in their minds. Plus, potential buyers can become worried about the condition of the home if they see lots of small repairs everywhere, and they’ll worry that the home has not been well maintained.
While it might take a few weekends or a few hundred dollars, go ahead and work your way through the list of minor repairs before listing your home. It will help make your home more attractive to buyers and will help you sell it quickly.
Determine Major Repairs That Need to Be Done
Major repairs can be troublesome for homeowners, as they can mean thousands of dollars of work and delays in getting the property ready for the market. Rather than getting overwhelmed with this list, take some time to strategically determine which repairs you’ll make. Some issues – for example, rodent problems or mold – must be dealt with before listing.
Other issues, like repairing the roof, replacing a bad hot water heater, fixing electrical issues, or addressing plumbing issues, can have a big impact on the list price.
When it comes to major repairs, the key is deciding which ones you need to tackle and which ones you can leave for the buyers to deal with. The best way to make this decision is by looking at the condition of comparable properties in your area or talking with a real estate professional.
Deciding which repairs to make can be a stressful process, so the more support and input you can get the better.
Consider Selling Your Birmingham Home As-Is
As you go through this process, it’s important to keep in mind that you have lots of options when selling your property. If you determine that your home needs lots of repairs – both major and minor – you should consider selling it as-is.
Selling as-is means that you don’t have to make any repairs before listing your home and that you won’t have to worry about problems coming up during the inspection process. For homeowners that don’t have the time or money to make repairs or that want to avoid the headaches of dealing with repairs, selling your home as-is is a great option.
Contact Home Buyers Birmingham
If you’re interested in selling your Birmingham home as-is, contact Home Buyers Birmingham. We buy houses as-is, no matter the condition. Plus, we close quickly and pay cash. Here’s how our process works:
- You contact us and set up a time for us to see your property
- We’ll give you a cash offer within 24 hours of seeing your home
- You schedule the closing date in as few as 7 days after receiving the offer
This means there’s no need to worry about making repairs to your Birmingham house! Contact Home Buyers Birmingham today to get your cash offer or to learn more.
Home Buyers Birmingham
1821 11th Avenue South Suite #55331
Birmingham, Alabama 35205