Major Factors To Consider When Selling Your Home

November 8, 2019Mandi Morrison

Perhaps you have been toying with the idea for a while now, due to needing to relocate for work or maybe you’ve just noticed something about your home that makes you uneasy for the long term in terms of costly repairs needed; but if the thought of selling your home has cropped up, here’s the perfect guide to help you keep your sanity.

Factors That Make Homes Difficult To Sell

Things that make houses hard to sell are mostly connected to the condition of the property itself. Yes, there will always be other factors that are out of your control, such as the crime in the area, noise pollution, the state of the local property market and local weather considerations that influence house sales.

However; properties with major structural issues and also electrical, plumbing and roofing concerns are by far the most difficult properties to sell. The reason for this is, not many home buyers are looking for “fixer-uppers”. Do you feel like you have the time, know-how and finances to fix up a home? Most people don’t. Some of us can take on a bit of DIY for smaller projects, but when it comes to a big job that will increase property value like tackling the fixing of a bad roof or dealing with foundation issues especially, most just don’t have these skills.

This leaves one in the unavoidable position of having to either bring in costly professionals one by one (plumbing/electrical/structural experts etc); or selling the house for perhaps a bit less, with the understanding that any repairs are for the buyers’ account. If you don’t have the time or money to do it yourself and can’t face the drama it inevitably brings; your best bet would be to approach reputable companies that specialize in buying houses that need a bit of work, such as Bad Basement Buyers KC.

Assessing your Own Situation

Perhaps you are one of the few who have not allowed their home to fall into disrepair, by doing regular and costly maintenance on the major factors that keep your house in good shape. Most of us find this difficult because, well, life happens.

If you have a big family with a slew of daily responsibilities including a job, you would know that taking on major repairs yourself would probably not only be stressful, but downright impossible. Unless you are a builder, electrician or plumber yourself, these jobs require specialised knowledge, licenses, a whole lot of money to be outlaid; plus your full attention to make sure nothing goes wrong. If you can’t offer those, it may be best to leave it to the professionals.

Getting a Thorough Assessment

It is worth doing a few sums and taking all cost and effort factors into consideration when making your decision. Bear in mind that a thorough quote from a reputable company will give a fair and complete assessment with no hidden costs, taking into account total taxes, insurance, realtor fees, the value of the surrounding properties, the number of repairs needed and the overall condition of the home.

 

 

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