Selling Your Home As-Is
All sellers want to sell their homes “As-Is”, but the only way to do that is to tell the potential buyers what “As-Is” really IS. And the only way for a seller to truly disclose everything that is wrong with the home is by ordering inspection reports. Even though the buyer’s purchase contract states that all homes are sold in its present physical condition, the contract goes on to say that any new findings are up for negotiations.
By getting inspections done before you put your home on the market, you’ll know exactly where you stand. In addition, it will give us the information that we need in order to decide what we are going to address and what we are not.
Even if you are not going to make any of the suggested repairs at least you’ve disclosed everything to the buyers, you’ve eliminated any surprises and all of your cards are on the table. Now the buyers will place their offers based on everything that is known about the property and there will be less chance for future negotiations.
The cost of all of the inspections will run about $1,000 and can be billed to escrow, meaning that you don’t have to pay upfront.