Is it worth time/money/effort to upgrade & repair a rental home or just sell as is?My dad owns 2 homes (his residence & a rental duplex) and will be retiring and moving to another state in the next 2 years. He wants to sell both, but the issue at hand is the rental property. It is in bad condition. My dad has been too generous in the past with his renters and they have taken advantage of that. It is an old house in an urban, mostly low-income, yet up-and-coming neighborhood and currently unoccupied. My dad has always done construction, repairs & renovations himself but is now too tired and does not have time to do this anymore. He just wants to sell the house. Is it worth it for him to do repairs/light upgrading before selling in hopes of a higher selling price or is it smarter for him to just clean it up, do some basic maintenance and sell it as is? Thanks in advance!March 25 2012 - Ohio City - West Side00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.