Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - Fix up to sell or sell as is? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Speak with a realtor to help ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Speak with a realtor to help gauge the current market for your property.&nbsp; If you are going to begin the undertaking of remodeling, you need to make sure you don't over improve or under improve the property for the area.&nbsp;&nbsp;Some remodeling looks great for getting a renter but is not attractive to a new home buyer.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>If you are improving to rent you can typically "design&nbsp;on a dime" to get someone in but if it is to sell then the additional detail you put in should help set your property apart from the others in the area.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Good Luck and if you need any other assistance please let me know.<br/><br/>Best-<br/>Tom Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-12-05T19:04:00Z Great question.&nbsp; The ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Great question.&nbsp; The local market will dictate which might be best for your particular circumstances.&nbsp; <br/>If you do not need to sell, and also have the extra have money to invest in fixing it up, realize that there is also the hidden expenses related to the renovation - your time, your inconvenience, and the "cost of money", as well as the cost of Professionals you may hire to help with the proces (Architect, engineer, interior designer).<br/><br/>If you want to get out and move on, you may be better off cashing out and let the new owners spend their time and money doing the renovations.<br/><br/>Also, in may towns, Building Permits, electrical permits or other approvals (Such as a Condo or Co-op Board) and the related inspections are required to do extensive work.&nbsp;&nbsp; You should always check, as you'd not want to be in a situation where you are in violation. <br/><br/>Another piece of advice - if you attempt any work yourself, please be sure all your sub-contractors are insured! Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-12-01T14:29:00Z Sometimes you can fix up ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Sometimes you can fix up the property on a dime and have it be attractive to renters, but not buyers.<br/><br/>However, the market is hot right now, especially in Chicago. Nobody knows what the market will be like in a couple of years so if you can use the cash, it is time to sell.<br/><br/><em>[deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 03:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-12-01T03:19:00Z Have an experienced agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Have an experienced agent come by and take a look a the unit. Some updates are good for resale but if they are a necessity. But many times buyers come in and do their own updates. You want to get top dollar so have this mindset when it comes to remodeling. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-12T00:21:00Z I work with a lot of buyers. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ I work with a lot of buyers. &nbsp;It is a good market to sell in right now, but if you do no work you will be giving it away. &nbsp;If you like the numbers a one-year CMA gives you for like properties, I say sell. &nbsp;Fix what's broken, don't replace no matter how old. &nbsp;Invest in a professional painter who can smooth and fix. &nbsp;Make the paint light in color and neutral. &nbsp;These are things you will need to do even if you keep it and rent it out. &nbsp;Price it according to the CMA which your agent should be able to provide. &nbsp;Oh, contact me if you need an agent to lease or sell your unit, a professional painter, or a handyman. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 04:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-09T04:26:00Z Good question....It really ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Good question....<br/><br/>It really depends on the area/local market the property is located in and your numbers.....<br/><br/> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-06T17:17:00Z Think about how much time ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ Think about how much time and planning is involved in addition to the "hard cost" of the remodel. Also, Murphy's Law, if you put in black carpet, the potential buyer prefers white carpet. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-05T22:51:00Z It really depends on your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ It really depends on your numbers and the local market where the property is located in. Knowing that will answer your question. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-05T19:56:00Z It would depend on the location, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ It would depend on the location, age of property&nbsp;and how large your 2 bedroom is Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-05T18:35:00Z I recommend seeking assistance ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ I recommend seeking assistance from a professional in your area. Consider the following:<br/><br/>What if you remodel it in your taste and homeowners are not attracted to it? (not saying you have bad taste, just saying!)<br/><br/>What if you spend more than its really worth?&nbsp;<br/><br/><br/>It really matters on how bad it is now. If you can spend 10k and do TLC, i think that can turn it into 25k bonus for you, if its done right. however, its all on the hype and how aggressive buyers are in your market.&nbsp; Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fix-up-to-sell-or-sell-as-is/515415/ 2013-11-04T21:52:00Z