Is It a Good Idea to Sell A House As Is?

The decision on whether to sell houses as is, or to make improvements to sell it at a much-higher price, is a hotly-contested debate.


Some believe that investing to make a house sell for a lot more is worth it. Others believe that it’s just not worth the time, money, and effort to try and upscale a house when it can be sold as-is for a fair price.


So, which is which?

3 Factors to Consider When Selling As-Is

  1. Cost of renovation work

This should be the first and most important factor for you to consider.


Yes, it’s a good idea to try and improve your property to sell house fast. But, it’s not always worth it. Between the repair costs and the renovation work, it is possible that making the house look better can be too expensive and that the selling price just isn’t enough to help recoup the costs. Or, even if it is, the added premium isn’t really big enough to make having to go through all the trouble of improving a house worth the effort and money.


  1. Possible contractor issues

Keep in mind that when working with contractors, there are other costs involved.


The initial contract price for the renovation work might seem affordable, but there will be more costs down the line. Sometimes, there can be too much costs, and even if you might end up selling the house for a higher price, are you really willing to risk spending a lot of money for it?


  1. Selling price

Last, but definitely not the least, is the selling price.


When you sell your house as is, you don’t have to worry about anything else. Basically, the math is the total contract price of selling as-is and the potential selling price of upgrading the house. If the difference is enough to make you consider investing in improving the house, then by all means, do it.


Just remember that what you’re doing is a risk. Not everyone will value your upscaled property the same way. Not to mention, improving your house in your own eyes does not guarantee that other potential homebuyers will see it that way.


If you really need the money right away and don’t want to deal with the long and arduous process of selling a house, there is another way to sell your house fast.


You can contact cash buyers such as ourselves to get your property off of your hands quickly.


We buy houses for cash as-is without requiring you to do anything kind of work at all. We just need to check out if the property is good for selling, and we make a fair offer. That’s it. No more questions asked.


We cash buyers don’t really care much about the state of your property. We buy houses NJ cash and let you go on your merry ways in a matter of weeks.

Download our
FREE Market Guide

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

See Our Google Reviews

Estefania Castaneda
Estefania Castaneda
17:24 04 Sep 21
Extremely pleasant, attentive to all my needs always. It was a pleasure renting an apartment from Ken.
Vichai Soysouvanh
Vichai Soysouvanh
14:17 03 Sep 21
Can't say enough about Ken and his team. This was the most seamless sale I made. I didn't have to deal with all the... nonsense that comes with selling your home. They bought my house as is, I didn't have to declutter and pay a broker commission. All in all great experience, will do business more
Niki Keser
Niki Keser
17:46 06 Aug 21
I had a wonderful experience renting one of their properties for 7 months. The apartment was beautifully remodeled and... Ken and his team were always responsive to any needs. I would recommend to anyone looking to sell or more
15:13 02 Aug 21
Ken and his team were professionals ,they promised and they delivered or anything
Alfredo Garcia
Alfredo Garcia
03:20 17 Jun 21
Selling my property too Ken was the best thing I did. Although I was skeptical at first I soon found out how... professional he was. Even though my closing contract was not standard because of the pendemic situation. He followed through on time with all the contract terms as promised. Thank you Ken for your professionalism.Alfredo Gread more
Vishrut Patel
Vishrut Patel
23:27 19 May 21
Ken was referred to us by someone who had sold their home thru Ken last year. From the first meeting to the last... transaction, Ken and his team were professional, efficient, easy to work with, and above all.... caring. Each seller's situation is different, and Ken truly understands that. We were treated with respect each time.Since we were in a time crunch situation, selling our home with a cash offer from Ken was the best decision we could have made. We were perfectly okay with getting slightly less money for our home as compared to selling it via an agent. But if you consider the money saved on agent commissions (both buyers and sellers), closing costs, repair costs, attorney fees, and most important of all... time and headache, you can't beat the option to sell your home with a guaranteed cash offer from a reputable buyer like Ken.My wife and I were very pleased with our experience with Ken. If you are in the market to sell your home fast for a cash offer, I highly recommend giving Ken a call!Best of luck!Vishread more
Christopher Martino
Christopher Martino
14:19 10 Mar 21
Ken and his team were great. They were easy to work with, professional, and responsive. If you are thinking of selling... your home they offer a super easy more
Chelsea Grant
Chelsea Grant
15:36 03 Jan 21
I am a travel nurse and stayed in a town home for 3 months... It was exactly as described and any issue that came about... was handled within a few hours - I would definitely recommend and I would definitely stay again!read more
Aaron Zachko
Aaron Zachko
12:41 14 Aug 20
Amazing experience! Ken was upfront, quick and got the deal done in no time. Having done a number of real estate... transactions this was by far the easiest and smoothest. I would unconditionally recommend him to anyone looking for an easy, quick and fair more
Joseph Tricarico
Joseph Tricarico
19:10 26 Mar 20
Ken is a very professional individual from start to finish. As promised, he gave me a fair deal on my one of my... properties that was in rough shape. He was knowledgeable and responsive to my requests and as promised we didn't need to waste time with inspections and appraisals and we closed quickly. He made it painless as possible by having his crew handle the clean up. This was truly a quick and easy process but a professional individual. Thanks Ken!read more
Next Reviews

Site Map
Privacy Policy

Click for the BBB Business Review of Cash Buyer New Jersey