OUT-OF-STATE HOMEOWNERS: Are you considering selling a property that you haven’t seen for a while?
Maybe you’re not even sure what needs to be done to the house before you can sell it.
It’s hard enough to sell a fixer-upper when you’re in the same city or state… it’s even more challenging when you’re living in a different area altogether.
Fortunately, we’ve worked with lots of sellers who own a home in Northern New Jersey and we’ve learned a thing or two about out-of-state transactions.
Here’s what we recommend…
Pay Someone You Trust To Take Pictures — Before you can make a smart decision about what to do with the house, you need to get a lay of the land. Does the house have damage? What needs fixing? What needs updating? What needs cleaning? The only way to answer those questions is to pay someone you trust to visit the house and take as many pictures as possible. Ideally, ask someone who you trust AND who has some experience with evaluating homes.
Get Everything Fixed and Cleaned — The hard truth is that today’s buyers demand clean, updated, completely functional homes. Before you can hire an agent and list on the MLS, you’re going to need to fix anything that’s broken, make the home sparkly clean, update old appliances, and maybe even hire a professional home stager.
OR Sell To a Professional Homebuyer — You might be thinking to yourself, “Geez. This property is more work than it’s worth.” If that’s you, then consider working with a professional homebuyer like ourselves. We can make you a fair cash offer within just 48 hours and we can close on your home within just 2 weeks… and we’ll buy your home AS-IS. Give us a call if you want to learn more — we’re here to help 🙂 (201) 713-5312