I have sold quite a few homes in SW. I am listing another one this weekend at 2041 S. Salford St. (60th & Kingsessing). Definitely follow mopst of the good advice offered by other Realtors. I agree with Michael Cohen. Do the bare minimum basics and then price it to sell competitively.
I'd be happy to drop by one day and look at it to give you my professional opinion. Please call me or e-mail me in advance with the address of the property. I'll e-mail you a CMA ahead of meeting you at the property.
Have a great week. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
All the best,
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
CELL (267) 254-7994
Why would you want to turn off any potential buyers of your home by shutting down the negotiation process before they even see the place?
Why not just list the house at fair market value, highlight the best features, fill out the seller's property disclosure honestly and truthfully, and let the buyers decide what they are willing to negotiate for or against. You don't have to accept any or every offer that comes in front of you, and there will be negotiable issues with every offer.
All houses are sold as-is. The risk of loss is with the buyer. That is why there are so many contingencies available to the buyer in an agreement of sale, so they can perform the due diligence required to mitigate their risk.
When you insist on "as-is" in the description, you are saying more about you then you are about the house. Potential buyers may come to realize that the house needs some work after performing inspections. They may get the impression that you will be a stubborn seller and decide not to even consider it if you indicate an unwillingness to negotiate.
Just my opinion.
Hope that helps. Good luck and I wish you best.
RE/Max Professional Realty, Inc.
Exton, PA 19341
Office: (610) 363-8444
When I'm listing a property and the Sellers say they want to offer the home "As-Is", my next question to them is "May I ask why?" Usually the Sellers say it's because they want to maximize the amount they walk away with from the sale.
If this is your situation, I understand where you're coming from. However, listing a home "As-Is" can often backfire. When you look at it as a Buyer would, the Buyer is thinking "What's wrong with this home? They must be selling it this way because it needs a lot of repairs. This kind of thinking can lead to a "lowball" offer.
I believe a much better time to deal with this issue is not at the time you list your home, but rather, when an offer comes in. If you feel you want to put a limit on your repair costs, your agent can help you determine a reasonable dollar amount during negotiations. Good luck.
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.
You can certainly sell your home "as is", however, the condition will help to determine the price. Would you like to know what homes in your neighborhood are selling for? Just go to http://www.carolworks4you.com and get a free market snapshot sent directly to your email address. You can also check out http://www.pahomesandloans.com/seller-info.asp and help yourself to lots of important information.
When you are ready to chat...just let me know. I just sold 7046 Reedland Street.
ReMax Action Realty
Michael Cohen 610-642-0347
James Yoakum - Realtor, SFR
Brown McKinney Real Estate
1631 W. Cabot St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
office: 215-825-2250 x.1002
If you plan on listing the home with a realtor or not, make sure the home is priced right, is as cleaned up as you can by removing any items you do not need in the home so it shows well, good photos, and lots of exposure through online advertising.
You are more than welcome to email me at sean.dawes@LNF.com if you want.