Remodel to the Neighborhood or Sell For Cash
Are you are planning to sell your home in the near future and have some repairs or updates to do? If so, make sure you remodel to the neighborhood. If you think the remodel or updates will be too costly or time consuming, consider selling your Dallas house for cash. We buy houses in Dallas and all of DFW for cash in any condition. We usually remodel the houses we buy to sell but sometimes we rent them out.
Adam: Hi, this is Adam with We Buy Houses Fast in Dallas. If you’re a seller that is looking to possibly sell their house in the near future but you know that you have some repairs that you need to do, then we want to address this situation. We get this question a lot and the question is how much do I remodel or to what level remodel do I do to be able to sell the house. The short answer is you need to remodel to the neighborhood. What that means is if you are in a neighborhood where the homes that are on the market or have recently sold all have granite countertops and new hardwood floors in them, then you need to match what they are doing with your remodel before you sell it. If you don’t, then you run the risk of not being able to sell your house for the price that you want.
We run into this a lot where someone will call us because they have had their house listed on MLS for several months, couldn’t sell it for the price they wanted or even close. We go in and look at it and the reason is is they did not do their due diligence to find out what the neighborhood is being remodeled to and they did it wrong. So the classic case is we were looking at a property in Grand Prairie, Texas. The guy had a really nice house but it just needed to be updated. All the houses in the area had nice hardwood floors, granite counter tops and everything else was pretty original. So where he decided to do was go in and just put carpet everywhere in all the main areas instead of hardwoods and left his laminate counter tops in there and he could not sell the house. So he contacted us to buy the house from him so he could at least get out of it and move on. But he spent the money to add the carpet. He did a few other minor things, but he spent money on it just in the wrong way.
So again, keep an eye on what the neighborhood is doing and remodel to the neighborhood. If you don’t want to do that or you think you might do it wrong, give us a call and see what we can do. Sometimes we can offer a price that’s cash for about what you’ll get after netting what you would get selling on MLS after you’ve put the money in for those repairs. So a lot of times we’re real close on our cash offer and you don’t have to do the repairs. We buy houses with cash throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area and you can walk away from your house without attempting to do any of those repairs or doing it wrong so that you know you can get out of the house.
Give us a call today. You can go to our website at We Buy Houses Fast in Dallas and submit your information to us and at least see what we have to say. We’ll give you free advice on what we would recommend you do. And if you want to get a cash offer from us, great. We will provide that and it’s up to you to accept it or not. We’ll walk you through all of our numbers on what we think it would take to repair the house to get the market value that you need. And then if you say, “Hey, I’m going to attempt to do these repairs myself,” we’ll give you some advice. No problem. That’s what we do here in Dallas and we just want to help our neighbors and our a fellow DFW homeowners here. So we live here, we work here, we grew up in this area and this is what we do. So contact us today, (972) 521-1817 or go to our website, webuyhousesfastindallas.com.