Often times people have a house they don’t want to make any repairs on their house. Hey this is George with Sell Today Homebuyers a professional house buying company. I find that selling your house as-is can be an easy way to alleviate your headaches without having to do any of the repairs. So, if you don’t have the stomach to deal with the uncertainty of the repairs and don’t have the money to pay for them. You can always call us because we buy houses as-is. Whomever you are selling to make sure that the contract states that the house is being sold as-is. If you decide to do the repairs, make sure you do it correctly. As the owner of a house in disrepair you should consider looking for quotes to see what it would cost you to repair. Just know that when getting quotes you want to at least get two to three and get a range of what the repair would cost. Selling your Chicago area home as-is can be practical and less time consuming because you don’t have to deal with all those moving parts of dealing with contractors, pricing material and dealing with inspectors. I’m often told that contractors take days and often weeks to call you back and often don’t come to your house to provide a bid. A lot of contractors are busy and often don’t think like businessmen. They are working one job at a time and prioritize calling clients whom they have done a job for before. Contractors can view going out to make bids as time consuming and rather work with clients they know can provide repeat business. I have built a rolodex of proven contractors that have taken me years to build. I’ve hired a few and fired a lot of them as well. When deciding to sell your Chicago house as-is there are two types of repairs you should consider. Number one there are repairs that are not safety issues like chipped paint and there are repairs that are safety issues like missing handrails. There are also minor repairs like for example cabinet doors falling off their hinges and major issues like structural defects in the foundation. It can be overwhelming especially if you have a lot of deferred maintenance accumulate throughout the years. Here in Chicago, we have very cold winters, and you want to make sure you have at the minimum the furnace working so the pipes are not freezing because then you can have major flooding issues. I recently went to see a house in Northwest Chicago that the basement was flooded with 5 feet of water. Now that is a major issue and also a safety issue because now you have potential mold because of the water. So, if you want to sell your Chicago house as is you can call a regular buyer who might get not be used to seeing major issues and repairs. Then they will get a home inspection which will further validate their fears and potentially walk away. Or you can call us Sell Today Homebuyers where we have dealt with everything from leaky roofs to major electrical issues. We will be willing to work with you to provide you with a full cash offer.