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As a result of your home's desirable location and the current market conditions which favor sellers, there is no doubt that listing the home publicly will get you the highest offer price.
There are many pros and cons to selling a home "As-Is" and we always provide all our clients with this information during an initial consultation so they can make the best decision as well as ask us follow up questions.
If you like, I would be glad to offer you a free consultation where I can explain in further detail your options as well as provide a free detailed market analysis report of the value of your home.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
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The Antezana Group
Please let me know if you would like help looking over your property to get a sense of what the best way to market it would be to get the most eyes (and offers) to show up.
I'd definitely get an agent involved to properly market the property and make sure that you are reaching the widest audience of home buyers. It is perfectly OK to sell a home as-is as long as your price matches the conditions.
If you approach contractors on your own without allowing any normal market competition you will likely not receive top dollar for your home.
Lenders might be will be able to offer only 203k or any similar loans only...
Most real estate professionals have a network of builders, contractors and investors who will have interest in your home. Each of these groups operate from a different business model and the math will work for one group and perhaps not the other.
Your real estate professional will also assess whether selling at 'lot value' will produce the best outcome for you. They, your real estate professional also works with a network of other agents who may have buyers looking for a opportuntiy just like yours and will be willing to pay much more than lot value.
Finally, your real estate professional will work with a network of wholesellers who can and will connect with their network of investors.
Notice there has been no mention of listing your house for sale. That option remains if the 'traditional' sales process presents as the best solution to acheiving the most beneifical outcome for you.
You really need to pick up the phone and call a Fort Washington real estate professional and review the connections they have that can produce the results you want which could be EZ, highest price, fast, convienient, stealth or all of the above.
Best of success to you.
A few thoughts:
1. After you watch HGTV and shows like that, it is hard to believe that any houses are sold which are not completely "tarted up." It seems that every house has granite and stainless - entitlement kitchens, and spa baths. But this is not the case.
2. All homes are technically sold in "as is" condition now. The sellers no longer warrant that the heating, plumbing, electrical and appliances are in working condition. Once the home inspection is done, the negotiations begin on what will be repaired. At that point, it is possible to offer the buyer a credit for repairs which is paid at settlement. Everything can be negotiated.
3. Many buyers are okay with buying a property in "as is" condition because they are grateful for the opportunity to buy into a particular neighborhood. Some buyers in fact like buying a home in which they can put their own style/
4. Many sellers offer their homes "as is" simply because they do not want to bother to make repairs. Either they are elderly or out of town or just no interested.
5. Many people with homes that they have lived in for years like the idea of a home going to another family rather than to a builder who will tear it down and start over again.
6. While Parkwood is prime territory for builders there are lots of families (including some of my clients) who want to move into the community because of the schools and the neighborhood feel and who cherish the older capes and ramblers.
As a Realtor with 24+ years experience, I am dedicated to helping my buyers realize the highest and best price possible - whether with a builder or a resale. I hope that other Realtors feel the same way. By choosing to work with a Realtor it lets you expose your property to the greatest number of buyers possible. I would be happy to talk to you about your property and next steps and to provide references. I wish you lots of luck.