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Can You Sell a Home As Is?

Thursday, September 21, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Can You Sell a Home As Is?

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of selling your home 'as is,' and learn how a knowledgeable real estate agent can help you make the most of your options.

When it comes to selling a home, homeowners often have to decide whether to invest time and money into repairs and upgrades or to sell their property "as is." While selling a home in its current condition can be a viable option, it comes with its own set of pros and cons. We'll explore the advantages and disadvantages of selling a home "as is," and discuss how a skilled real estate agent can play a pivotal role in maximizing your benefits.

Pros of Selling a Home "As Is":

One of the primary advantages of selling a home "as is" is the avoidance of costly and time-consuming repairs and renovations. You can sell your property without the need for major investments, which is particularly appealing if you have a limited budget or timeline. Selling "as is" simplifies the process. You don't need to oversee extensive home improvements or stage the property for potential buyers. 

"As is" properties often attract investors and buyers who are willing to take on renovation projects. DIY enthusiasts may see your property as a blank canvas, offering opportunities for customization and personalization. Additionally, the transaction can be faster and more straightforward, reducing the stress of managing renovation projects.

Cons of Selling a Home "As Is":

The most important con of selling a home “as is” are homes in need of repairs generally sell for a lower price than those in pristine condition. You might receive offers below market value, which can impact your overall profit. Selling "as is" may also limit your pool of potential buyers, as many prefer move-in ready homes, and buyers seeking a hassle-free purchase may overlook your property.


Disclosures become crucial when selling a home "as is." Failure to disclose significant issues can lead to legal complications. It's essential to work closely with your real estate agent to ensure you meet all legal requirements.

How a Good Real Estate Agent Can Help:

A competent real estate agent can make a substantial difference when selling a home "as is." Here's how they can assist you:

  • Accurate Property Valuation:

    • A skilled agent can assess your property's condition and accurately price it to attract potential buyers while maximizing your profit.

  • Marketing Expertise:

    • They will create a marketing strategy tailored to your home's unique selling points, emphasizing its potential and appeal.

  • Negotiation Skills:

    • Your agent can negotiate effectively with buyers, helping you secure a fair deal even when selling "as is."

  • Disclosure Guidance:

    • Your real estate agent can provide guidance on the necessary disclosures, ensuring you comply with legal requirements and reduce the risk of future disputes.

  • Connections with Contractors:

    • If needed, your agent can connect you with reputable contractors who can provide cost-effective repairs or updates to improve your property's appeal.

Selling a home "as is" can be a viable option, offering convenience and potential cost savings. However, it's essential to weigh the pros and cons carefully and enlist the expertise of a skilled real estate agent to navigate this process successfully. With the right guidance, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your goals and maximizes your returns in the real estate market.

For more information on selling your home, contact Earl at (757) 917-5197 or email earl@earlsanders.com today.

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Earl Sanders Realty, Inc.
760 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Kelly Cordero
Branch Manager / Regional Manager
Mobile: 757-348-7053
Office: 757-689-8778
Email: kelly@cbmmortgage.com
NMLSR ID #282839
760 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Branch NMLS ID # 1743533
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