When a Loved One Dies, Should You Sell the House “As Is”?

Settling the estate of a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if there is an inherited home to be sold. But even though it’s an emotional time, you must make a decision about the sale. If that’s the case, take a moment to think about the advantages of selling the home “as is” for cash.

Making Expensive Repairs

Selling a house “as is” means you are putting it on the market regardless of what condition it’s in. You may not have the money to pay for expensive repair bills. However, a house listed “as is” may not sell quickly. Prospective buyers often don’t want the added cost of fixing up the house. 

But if you sell your house for cash, you won’t have to worry about making repairs. A cash offer is always made “as is,” and no repairs or inspections are required. You can eliminate the wait by selling to a cash buyer.

Cleaning Up the House

Listing the house on the market means you must make the home look presentable for home showings. That can mean hours of physical labor of decluttering, cleaning, and polishing.  It can be exhausting and emotional to work on such a deadline.

In a cash sale, there are no home showings and no open houses. You can take your time clearing out the personal property, and you don’t have to worry about polishing up the house and making it look nice. The cash buyer doesn’t care if the paint is faded or the carpet is dirty.

Waiting for an Offer

With a traditional sale, you could wait months to get an offer and even longer to close on the house. That anxious waiting delays the settling of the estate and closing of probate. Meanwhile, you still have to pay utilities and other associated costs.

An “as is” cash sale can eliminate the wait. You’ll receive an offer in 24 hours and may be able to close on the sale in a week or two. 

If you’re thinking of selling an inherited property “as is,” find out how a cash sale could benefit you. With no commission and no closing costs to pay, you could easily come out ahead. And, by speeding up the sales process, you could complete the sale within weeks.

If you need to sell an inherited house in Utah “as is,” learn more about cash sales here.

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