In this article I'll be going over whether or not you should get repairs done prior to listing your home, options to do so if you don't have the cash, and more.
When Should Sellers Perform Renovations/Repairs? Typically Prior to Listing
Don't do a Bad DIY Job.
Why Homes in Need of Work are Good for Buyers and Bad for Sellers: My Experience & Flippers
Even if a Seller Doesn't Initially Agree to Do Work, The Buyer May Request it or Walk.
Sometimes "As-Is" is Best
While some sellers have the capital to get work done in cash through contractors that they pay, others do not have the cash to do that, and many are unaware of some of the alternative approaches to attaining those funds in order to maximize their net proceeds at closing.
Options for Getting Finances Prior to Listing/Closing:
Contractors Paid at Closing
Home Equity Line of Credit for Major Renovations/Repairs
Get Personally Involved
Secured Debt (i.e. Reverse Auto Loan)
Selling Items of Value
Non-Profit & Government Subsidized Repairs
Options I Don't Recommend