Will a Cash Buying Company Purchase Any Kind of Home?

If your home isn’t in good condition, you might be wondering if a cash buying company will consider buying it. The answer is yes, almost certainly. Cash buyers specialize in purchasing homes that are less than perfect and willingly buy homes that need repair and restoration.

Old and Outdated

If you haven’t gotten around to redecorating for a while, don’t worry. Cash buyers won’t turn their noses up at your avocado green appliances or your wallpaper with giant pink roses. The appearance of your house doesn’t matter because there are never any photographs taken, and no one will tour your house.

Appearance counts heavily in a traditional sale, but not when you’re selling your home for cash. They don’t care about your decorating taste, your stained carpets, or your grimy shower. 

Run-down and Neglected

Sometimes when a house has been left vacant for a time, necessary repairs and maintenance are neglected. This also happens when the house has been rented out. Tenants may not notify you if problems occur or cause damage through carelessness.

Over time, small issues multiply, and when you’re ready to sell, it can cost a lot of money to fix up the house. Since selling a house “as is” is sometimes a long and difficult process, homeowners often turn to cash buying companies for a sale.


Cash buying companies also buy homes that have sustained more serious damage. Storms can rip off siding, tear shingles from a roof, or break windows. Flooding, whether due to  leaky plumbing or natural causes, can rot wood and make mold grow. 

While there may be rare occasions where a cash buyer may decline—a house burned to the ground, for example, or wiped out by a tornado—in the vast majority of situations, the cash buying company is ready and willing to give you cash for your home.

Selling a home that’s in poor condition can be a hassle, and it can take a long time if you try to sell it the traditional way. Cash buying companies will buy your home, regardless of how it looks or what repairs might be needed. Since there’s no obligation in requesting a cash offer, it makes sense to contact a cash buyer for a quick and easy sale.

Before you list your August, GA house “as is,” contact SOS Home Offers for a no-obligation offer.

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