Need to sell your house? Whether that is right away, or just knowing it is on the timeline, it may be stressing you out. So many thoughts and steps are involved in the process.

It can feel overwhelming figuring out if your house is worth the effort of fixing it up or selling as is. You are probably not the only one who feels this way.

Time is hard to come by, funds can become crunched, the house seems helpless, and you may just want someone to take it off your hands. Unfortunately, financially that is not realistic. So what should you do instead?

Don’t sweat it, maybe selling to a cash buyer can be the alternative you did not know about. We are here to help put your mind to rest, and help you weigh if it’s worth the costly minor changes to your house. Or if selling your house as is, is the right thing for you.

Low on Funds

Extra money is hard to come by. It may sound simple to paint the walls, change the flooring, and add a little shazam to the place. But mathematically, is it really worth it? Unfortunately, these time consuming and cash eating things really don’t add that much value to your house in the end.

So why go through the trouble then? Well, if you’re able to do these things it can look pleasing to a buyer’s eye. It can be a huge selling point to a buyer as they won’t have to remodel as soon as they move in. But what does that do for you? It causes a big headache and it means less money in that savings account.

If you sell your house as is, you don’t have to do anything. You don’t even need to wipe up that coffee spill from this morning, we won’t judge. Save your money for your next house instead. Don’t worry about scrambling to make a place you are about to sell look perfect for a stranger.

On top of those funds, selling your house as is to us saves you money on closing fees. According to Zillow, the average person pays $13,357 in closing costs. Well, save your money and sell your house as is to us. You won’t have to worry about all of that extra money you are putting into someone else’s pocket.

No Time

Selling your house as is doesn’t require you to put time and effort into repairs, paint, and an all-around facelift of your house. Making these changes not only costs money, but it also takes you away from your loved ones. Trust us, we know what it’s like to have baseball games, ballet recitals, and PTA meetings all at the same time. We understand that life gets hectic. Let's not add to it.

So, let us ease that burden. We will pay you cash and get it to you within seven days. Selling your house as is has never been easier. No need to keep your house tidy for all of those unnecessary open houses. You don’t have to put in any extra time into a house that you have grown tired of.

Lack of Desire

Maybe you need to sell your house as is because sweet Grandma Jones liked orange carpet and green woodwork, and you're almost certain that no one else does. Modernizing a house takes a lot of effort and sometimes that just isn’t worth the time and hassle.

We all know that person who loves carpet in the bathroom or loves layering wallpaper on the already set wallpaper. This is such a pain. Have you looked under that carpet or tried to remove that wallpaper? No, thank you. Even if you have the time, who really wants to fix that? Especially if it’s a house that you inherited from your Aunt Harriet and her 50 cats. But in all seriousness, it can be hard to want to fix something you have no attachment to. So, sell your house as is and let someone else deal with the mess.

Sell Your House Quickly As Is

We all know that it is overwhelming to have an unwanted house. We know you don’t want to find the money to dump into a house that you are trying to get rid of. Even if the funds are there, the time it’s going to take to redo things that will please a buyer’s eye doesn’t feel worth it. Luckily there are other solutions, and we are here to assist you with them.

Selling your house as is in Waterloo probably feels like the right thing to do right about now. Let us help you decide if it will benefit you and your family. Fill out the form below, or give us a call today. We can help you feel more comfortable in your decision, and hopefully take your unwanted house off your hands, and get the cash in your hands.

Smaller Home vs. a Larger Home

Something to consider is how you’ll feel in a smaller home vs. a larger home. If you are currently in a larger space, you might be used to it, and that is perfectly okay. In this day and age, there is a sense of accomplishment tied to having a larger living space.

However, is it really a success?

If you are holding onto a larger space because you’ve worked so hard to get there, are you holding onto it for the right reasons?

Larger spaces are more costly, and require more work to maintain. It’s a lot easier to clean a 2,200 sq ft house than a 4,000 sq ft house, which gives you a significant amount of time to focus on other things.

If you had more money in your pocket, and more hours in the day to spend doing things that bring you joy, isn’t that a greater success than staying in a large living space that isn’t quite right for you anymore?

Downsizing Means Getting Rid of Stuff

While there are plenty of things that initially feel like negatives when downsizing, there are solutions to lessen the impact brought on by those negative points. Some can even be turned into positives!

One of the biggest challenges that people face when downsizing, is dealing with the stuff they currently store in their house that they’ve grown into over time. If you have the space, it is likely that the space has been filled. If you’re going from 4,000 sq ft, to 2,200 sq ft, you will have the challenge of getting rid of a large portion of your possessions. This can be an emotionally taxing task.

If you are getting rid of large amounts of stuff, try not to take on all of the burden at once.

If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare, you can still plan and ease the weight that you carry during that time. The trick is to do this while also not procrastinating the harder things until you’re out of time.

If you have to go through all of your stuff, start with a single closet. Then, once that is complete, move to another small section of your home. By taking smaller bites at a time, you can pace yourself, and not be as emotionally or physically drained.

Another thing to consider is to have a ‘keep’ pile, a ‘maybe’ pile, and a ‘donate/sell’ pile. This way, you can visually see the progress you are making, and organizing it this way makes it easier to move forward through each section you are going through. You could even place the ‘maybe’ pile in a location where you see it during the week, and add or remove items as you go throughout your days.

You might find that after more thought is given to it, that you are moving more to the ‘donate/sell’ pile without feeling so attached to those items.

Another pain point often felt when downsizing, is going through your wardrobe and clothing storage.

Are you holding onto clothes that don’t fit, or that you don’t truly enjoy, because you might possibly one day have the desire or opportunity to wear it? If so, you probably won’t miss those items if they were gone.

A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn it in the last 6-12 months, you can get rid of it and not feel that item’s absence.

Moving the furniture and larger items that you want or need to get rid of during this process can be difficult. However, you can use resources like Facebook Marketplace to sell your items, or to give them away for free.

If you choose this route, you have the option to have the person who is buying your items come to you. Generally, they expect to come and move it out themselves. That way, you don’t have to do any heavy lifting, or worry about using a truck or trailer to haul it off. You can even make some extra money. Doing this can take the stress out of getting rid of those larger items.

Changing Location

Changing your location that may come with downsizing your home can be a tough decision. This might affect your proximity to work and friends.

However, if you are eliminating the costs that come with a larger home, you may be in a great position to be more selective with your next living space.

It can be hard to find the right living space when you have a particular timeline you are following with the selling process, but we may be able to help you with that. If you’ve made it this far, keep reading! It gets better.

During this process, you may need to look into any outstanding repairs that your current home needs. This can be costly and time consuming on top of all the other things you need to focus on during this transition.

If you are selling your home the traditional way, you’ll need to make those repairs. However, we may be able to take that off of your shoulders for you.

We buy homes whether they need repairs or not, so you can cross ‘home repairs’ off of your to-do list!

Need to Downsize? We Can Help.

Ultimately, if downsizing is right or necessary for you, we hope you have a smooth process and can easily accomplish what you need to.

We also might have the ability to help you, and even eliminate some of your pain points entirely. We buy homes in any condition, and you get to choose your closing date, from as little as a week to as long as 6 months.

This can eliminate the stress of realtor fees, finding a buyer, making repairs, having an inconvenient close date, and going through the arduous selling process.

One quick conversation will determine if this is an option for you (spoiler alert: it probably is!) and give you peace of mind. Give us a call us at 226-210-5629. We are more than happy to discuss if this can benefit you, and give you a no-obligation cash offer. Your answers are just one call away.

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