Since none of us know the 'broken down' state of your house, it is hard to offer much.
However, your agent KNOWS that FHA or VA sponsored buyers will require the house to pass rigid inspection criteria. Your choice, fix it now, fix it when if fails the inspection or elimimate FHA and VA buyers.
That leave cash buyers and conventional buyer and the always present..."Will you do a lease option?"
A broken down home PLUS cash buyer equals "Low Ball' offer.
A broken down home PLUS conventional buyer means a price beat down when their inspection report comes back.
Lena, you DO NOT have to fix your home.
Make sure your goals are set accordingly.
Best of success,
Annnette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
You have a choice
Please give me a call and we can schedule a convenient time for you.
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate|Gary Greene
If you are looking for top dollar return on your home then you will need to address everything a potential buyer might try to negotiate the price down. An inspection is for bank financing so if you're selling to people who will need to qualify for bank financing then yes, you'll need to address everything on the list (or most of them) and then expect to wait another 30-60 days for the bank processing to take place. If someone is prequalified for a loan that will help but it's still taking a really long time for most loans.
I would be glad to give you a list of qualified local inspectors if you wish to do that.
You may contact me at Galveston Real Estate Resource, 713-823-3248.