Determine Whether You Should Update Your Home, or Sell It As-Is: Advice from Dallas Professionals

A beautiful transformation in this bathroom was not only necessary, but also made it so this home could sell in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The owner of this home decided it was more economical to sell their home to us as-is, than attempt this update before selling.

Updating a home to sell can be an exciting and enjoyable process…or it can be literally the last thing you want to do!  You just want to make sure you can sell your home and still get a fair deal for it. Remodeling, particularly kitchens and bathrooms, can end in amazing results—and can also be expensive! So, should you update your home or sell it as is in Dallas? We share a few tips to help you decide what is the right step for you.


From first glance, this bathroom may seem like an easy update. However, bigger problems and repairs with the plumbing could be lurking behind the walls. With experience, our company has learned to detect potential problems and predict the cost of those repairs.

Updates and Repairs: Predicting Bigger Problems

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This room may seem like a low-cost, easy update, but the cost of flooring, repairs to the wall, new ceiling fan, painting the walls and brick, and a new door add up really fast and can be quite time consuming.

How much are you willing and able to spend?

The typical homeowner will end up spending two to three times as much as we do on materials alone—not even including labor!

Part of the lower cost is due to the nature of our business: we buy items in bulk. As an individual, you will be paying the prices displayed at the store. For an individual, that means prices add up much more quickly and a heavier financial burden is placed on the homeowner.

These prices become an even bigger issue when you don’t have the money to purchase all the material you need right at that time. Not only does this draw out the process

This room was updated with new paint on the walls, painting the brick, different molding, and new floors. All of that adds up quickly, and especially when you aren’t buying in bulk. If you choose to update your home, focus on high return areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

If you do choose to update your home—we have a bit of advice:

Our recommendation when remodeling a home to sell is to keep the creative juice flowing but to pick economical options as often as possible!  Know where to put your money when it comes to updating just prior to a sale.  When it comes down to it, work with a real estate professional so you can see what other homes in your neighborhood have done. Compare the cost of finishes in the home with the price they were eventually able to get.

Looking to Forgo the Updates and Sell Your Home As-Is in Dallas?

If updating your home to sell is causing more stress and burden than benefit, look for someone that will buy your home as-is. Working with an honest company that wants to make fair deals on as-is homes will get your home sold quickly without the unnecessary stress. Not only can we save you from the hassle, time, and money of trying to update your home so it sells on the MLS, but we ensure that you are getting a fair, cash offer on your home. To learn more, contact us today or call us at (972) 876-3131.