If there is a surviving spouse, ownership of the home of the deceased is commonly transferred to them. It doesn’t always make sense for you to keep the home if you find yourself in that situation. You might be better off selling it instead. But should you get it all fixed up and renovated or should you sell it as-is?
How Much Time Do You Have?
How much time can you spend on selling your home? The answer to that question can help you decide if you should fix it up or sell it as-is. Start by making a list of what needs to be fixed around the house and figure out how long it will take to get everything done. That, plus how long you can reasonably expect it to take to sell your home can give you an idea of whether fixing it makes sense or not. Homes that need some work tend to be less appealing to most buyers, which could mean the selling process takes longer if you sell as-is. That is unless you sell to We Buy Houses Florida Panhandle. We make offers on as-is houses and can move quickly through the sale process. If time is of the essence, we’re your as-is buyer.
What Shape Is the Home In?
A house’s condition strongly impacts the selling experience. If your house is in pretty good condition, selling as-is may not be much of a problem. Depending on what shape the home is in, you may feel confident about tackling a project or two. More in-depth repairs may prompt you to sell as-is, rather than attempt them yourself or pay someone to do it for you.
What’s Your Financial Situation?
Repairs can be expensive. It’s easy to spend over $20,000 just getting things fixed up, and that’s if you don’t have any severe damage to deal with. If you have the time and money to address any problems with the house, go for it. If you don’t, selling as-is may be better. You can save all the money that would have gone to repairs and use it for, well, anything else.
Deciding what the best thing to do with your home after your loved one has passed away can be challenging. You’re likely still grieving and may feel simultaneously compelled to stay in the home where you created memories with your loved one and to leave because the pain is substantial. Depending on your circumstances, it may make more sense to sell the home than it does to keep it. Regardless of whether you choose to sell as-is or fix it up first, don’t hesitate to contact We Buy Houses Florida Panhandle. We’re more than happy to make you an offer.
Selling your house to We Buy Houses Florida Panhandle isn’t like selling your house through a local real estate agent. Click here to learn how the two options compare so you can decide which one is right for you.