How Much Do You Lose Selling A House Without Repair?

Selling a house as-is is not always a win or loss. The same is true for investors who purchase homes with the intention to fix or flip or buy and hold in Dallas / Fort Worth and surrounding areas.

Rehab projects get out of hand more than you’d think.

When you get into the nitty-gritty of doing a home remodel/updating you always find the most costly in time/money becomes when major unexpected items need to be replaced that were not accounting for and the detail work after the main rehab is complete. Details in the home that complete it are fixtures, trim, bathrooms, lighting, and paint.

Here are 7 more things you don’t see that could be costly if there’s an issue (always check regularly)

  1. Foundation
  2. Electrical Wiring
  3. Plumbing
  4. Roof
  5. Termite Damage
  6. Water Damage
  7. Mold

It takes a lot of time and resources to get a house to market-ready condition.

It takes a lot of investors many go-arounds before they are able to complete a full rehab and make a profit, new investors lose often money when they get into fixing homes due to lack of experience and budgets getting out of hand mid-project from unknown. It’s not always roses, and keep in mind a majority of people are selling their homes as-is because of the problems of the home and not wanting to deal with it. 

When it comes time to sell.

The investor already had to pay closing and holding cost, rehab materials and labor, as well as payment on any loans taken during that time. An investor then has to pay a realtor a commission to list and sell the home, then hope they get a contract on the home to sell for a price that makes a profit. Hopefully, it goes according to plan. They stand to lose thousands if it doesn’t.

Tip. Good investors network and find their own tenants and buyers through word of mouth referrals and investor networking.

Risk vs. Reward.

How much will you lose selling your house as-is? Typically in the Dallas / Fort Worth market, the sale reduction will be about 15-20% selling directly to a homebuyer. 

Is it worth it?

The answer is Yes. The time and money needed to completely remodel even a small 1,200 sqft home could be 3-6 months and $25,000 – $40,000 dollars. Often individuals don’t have the time or resources to complete these projects so they use local investors like Savvi Buys Houses. It ends up being a win-win solution. 


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