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How to sell my house as is

My husband is in the military and he just got orders to California and we live in South Carolina right now we have to be there by April 15, 2014 we just found out last week. We have a two story 4 bedroom 2.5 bath house with attached garage and we are trying to see how we can sell it as in this short time because we really don't have time to do the minor fix ups like painting the interior of the house and replacing the carpet and a few other minor fixes. What can we do because we won't be able to pay this mortgage and pay rent we move and we're trying to avoid foreclosure.. Please help!!!
  • February 17 - Summerville
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Hello my military friend (and thanks to you and your family for serving!) I am a military relocation professional (MRP) and would be happy to assist you with your very quick sale. 38% of our military has chosen to live off-base and purchase a home in the hopes of building equity. Because your PCS is so close, perhaps you have a realtor by now? If not please call - I can help!
Some thoughts right off the bat:  1) do some quick and easy "spruce up/clean up" around the home - esp. curb appeal (I have some inexpensive ideas on this) 2) get replacement estimates - if you know there is something that will need to be replaced (an appliance for example) knowing the replacement cost saves time for the buyers and helps with quick negotiations, 3) try to empty out the closets at least by half (start packing - you're moving anyway) this makes the home look very open with plenty of storage. 
Would you consider renting the home to keep for an investment -generally, the rental market has been hot. 
Would you consider staying behind to while your husband transfers, just until we can get the home sold?
Did you purchase with a VA loan? If so, your buyer may be able to assume it. How attractive is that? 
Call me so we may talk! 843-991-9918
 
  • March 31
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Tim Moore's comment's are "spot on" as they say... I will only ad one note, most the items your mentioning seem to be minor/cosmetic things such as carpet, paint, etc. BUT if and when we are talking about items that may effect lending/financing on the home (in particular FHA, VA, USDA or other gov. backed mortgages), it might be important to at least handle those things (Example: broken windows, missing stove, severely peeling paint). It does not mean you cant sell "as is" but it may limit your buyer pool to a HUGE degree. Best to call on a local Realtor to lead you along...

Best Wishes and THANK YOU for your service to us all! 
  • February 17
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You can sell a property "as is" as long as the price reflects that.
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Unless you promise to add a garage or a new addition, all homes are sold as-is. There they are, as-is. Using the as-is term usually just means the owner is unwilling to do repairs, it only means you don't intend to make any, the buyers can and will still ask you to and you can say NO. Saying NO sometimes makes a buyer go away or offer less thinking they will make the repairs after it's theirs and buyers always estimate too high. So often it is to your advantage to do some repairs and upgrades before a buyer over estimates the cost and offers lower because of it. If you are in a hurry, doing it your way will not be the best way unless you give it away and take much less, then it could be quick. Most sellers would rather not do that.

You need to hook up with a good Realtor and quick to help guide you.
  • February 17
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It's not as overwhelming as it may seem. I'd be happy to discuss this with you. Please contact me.
  • February 17
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