Thinking About Making Repairs to Your New Jersey House Before Selling It?

It can be challenging to determine if you should repair your New Jersey house before selling it. Should you fix and modernize to get top dollar, or keep your money in your pocket and sell it as-is? Read on as we explore if you should repair your New Jersey house before selling it. 

(1.) Monetary Limitations

In some cases, sellers may have to shell out a large sum of money to repair their house before putting it on the market. The goal should always be to get top dollar on the market in the shortest amount of time. Unfortunately, it takes money to make money, and repairs may not be an option for some sellers whose funds are limited. If you are the type of homeowner that has maintained their house despite never making any major cosmetic updates, it makes sense to make minor repairs. If you can make the time commitment, you may even be able to attempt the repair work yourself. However, if the house needs so many repairs that a renovation may be in order, think twice about spending the money. It may make more sense to sell your house as-is to a real estate cash buyer like Halo Homebuyers. There is no harm or pressure in getting a cash offer to compare your options.

(2.) Stress

Living in a house during construction is never a pleasant experience. Many homeowners tend to postpone needed renovations because of the disruption to their family routine, the noise from tools, and worrying if contractors will show up on time. Also, due to inflation and demand for construction services, construction prices have skyrocketed. Finding competent contractors that perform quality work at reasonable prices can feel like you are looking for a needle in a haystack. When you sell directly to professional buyers at Halo Homebuyers, you can leave all the repair and contractor worries behind. If you find a good contractor, compare how much it will cost to repair the home to sell it versus selling it as-is to a professional buying company.

(3.) Return on Investment

Sellers with the monetary means to repair their property must determine if those repairs will generate a return to recover their repair costs. In our experience, we find this frequently asked question among sellers who have inherited a property. Many inherited properties have not been updated or maintained for several years. To get top dollar, they may need full kitchen and bathroom renovations at the very least. In situations like these, it is crucial to determine if the after-repair value (ARV) is worth the expenditure. A return on investment hinges on affordable professional estimates, and you must reach out to multiple home improvement companies to compare and save.

Additionally, sellers must consider the location of the property and the features of the home and their appeal to today’s buyers. Professional buyers like those at Halo Homebuyers work with a full-service in-house team of industry specialists to quickly provide you with reliable numbers. They can also go over the homes’ after-repair value so you can determine if it makes sense to do the project yourself.

(4.) Time

Time is money, so to truly understand the full picture, you need to consider the costs of holding the property while professionals complete the repairs and during the listing period. You need a reliable estimate of the time to repair your New Jersey house before selling it. Professional buyers at Halo Homebuyers can provide you with a guaranteed closing date, often within a matter of days. If packing and moving everything in a few days does not align with your plans, talk to your professional buyer from Halo Homebuyers about making arrangements to stay until the best date for your closing.

Why not talk to the professional buyers at Halo Homebuyers about whether or not you should make repairs to your New Jersey house before selling it, with no obligation? At Halo Homebuyers, our professional buyers will stop everything and take the time to listen to you; we understand that you have important questions and concerns and are happy to help provide the answers. To save you even more money, the professional buyers at Halo Homebuyers never charge commissions, and there are no hidden fees to surprise you and deplete your profits. We offer the amount you’ll have in hand after the closing. And you won’t even pay closing costs. Why not see the difference working with Halo Homebuyers can make for you? Call Halo Homebuyers at (908) 547-0404.

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Jonathan Faccone is a full-time real estate investor and developer. He is the Managing Member of Halo Homebuyers, a real estate home buying company based in Bridgewater, New Jersey and buying real estate throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.  The Halo team collectively has over 30+ years of experience in real estate development, investment, design, and brokerage. 

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