Will you buy my house? What does as-is, in any condition mean?
“The house has been completely vandalized, they stole everything and kicked in the walls and ceiling!”
“Remember that big rain storm a year ago? It flooded our house and we didn’t have insurance.”
“The fire destroyed the entire upstairs.”
“The foundation is so bad we can’t close any door inside the house.”
“We have not been inside the house in years. The tenant that leased the house has been there for 10 years and sometimes pays rent.”
“A pipe upstairs broke and destroyed everything inside.”
“The foundation moved so much that windows are breaking!”
“We tried to sell it through a Realtor and they couldn’t sell it because no buyer wanted to do this much work to a “new” house.”
“The smell of animals and trash is so bad that when you open the front door it nearly knocks you out!”
“The termite damage is extensive. The pest control company suggests we tear the house down and start over.”
These are just a few of the things we have heard this week from homeowners who want to sell their houses. When Austin House Buyers says that we buy houses as-is in any condition, we mean we will buy anything. From hoarder houses to flood and fire damage, we buy them all. We have bought houses that needed to be completely gutted to remove the animal smell or replace load bearing elements from termite damage.
Sometimes home owners are a little embarrassed about the condition of the house. Don’t be, sometimes stuff happens. I wrote an article about inheriting a house this week (Link), and the best advice I can give is if you don’t plan to live in the house, sell it. I have the same advice for a house that is in need of massive expensive repairs, sell it. If it needs a lot of work, call us at AlamoHouseBuyers.com and we will walk the property and give you cash offer on as-is condition.
The worst thing you could do is to wait. Waiting ALWAYS makes the problem worse. Problems always get worse for a house the older it is. Small roof leaks turn into bigger ones, small tenant problems turn into bigger ones, a house impacted by flood or fire always gets worse, etc. My best advice is to sell and sell the property quickly so a real estate investor can purchase the property and get it fixed.
The property brings up negative emotions every time you think about it. Your spouse mentions it at the dinner table.
“What are we going to do with the house?”
Close your eyes and imagine that problem property being sold. Walking away from the closing table, with cash. No more worries, no more nagging property problems. No more heated discussions with your spouse, family, or the homeowners association that keeps sending those nasty letters to cut the yard and paint the siding. Trust me, the neighbors will thank you for selling it.
Piece of mind is priceless.
If you have a house that you don’t want, give us a call at (832) 900-7288, or visit our website at AlamoHouseBuyers.com.