Everyone is looking for a move-in ready home with nothing to do. While those properties are certainly selling quickly, they’re also selling in competitive multiple-offer situations. If you’re a homebuyer, some of your best buys might be the homes that need a little bit of work and aren’t necessarily move-in ready. These kinds of homes aren’t selling as quickly and might be a better option for you because of their lower price.

“Renovating right after you move is stressful, which is another reason to wait.”

If you do end up buying one of these homes, I recommend living in the home for at least a few months to see how you live in it, and make your decisions for upgrades and improvements based on that. Before you jump in, you can get your feet wet and make sure you know exactly what you want to do. Renovating is stressful right after your move, so that’s another reason to wait.

You’re going to want to plan in advance. Look online and see what kind of ideas are out there to improve your home.

If you have any questions for me or want any more tips about buying a fixer-upper, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.