There are a host of things that can cause a real estate deal to go south. Many of them are simply a result of buyer idiosyncrasies and hyper-pickiness, but there’s not much you can do about those things. There are, however, many sale-compromising things that are within your control. Being aware of such problems and taking care of them before a buyer sees them are key. So let’s take a look at 5 things that can kill the sale of your home in Roseburg.
1. Structural Problems
It almost goes without saying that major structural problems can kill the sale of your home in Roseburg. Not only do these problems often pose a danger to you, but they will definitely repel today’s savvy home buyers. The problem is that such problems are sometimes hard to see and difficult to detect.
It’s no surprise that most buyers aren’t going to be very interested in buying a home with a cracked, sinking, or failing foundation and they ususally aren’t big fans of faulty framing, sketchy support beams, or a sagging roof. Problem is, all of these things are super expensive to fix – which means the home will not make the cut for most home buyers. Even investors shy away from these kind of problems unless there is a pretty serious price concession. Bottom line, if you’ve got these kind of issues, you may be facing a lower sale price or even worse, no sale at all.
If your Roseburg.
Some industry pros say “Water damage is the most common deal-killer in real estate.” Water penetration can cause major issues and can easkily kill your home sale. Even the smallest amount of water can lead to serious problems. A simple water leak can lead to mold or rot, two big concerns if you want your home to sell.
If your home has ever flooded before, even a single room, or if you know of any existing leaks, take care of it.
The good news, though, is that such problems aren’t usually all that difficult to fix (and less expensive than others). Buyers are emotional and spook easily so take care of the cause of the damage and eradicate the evidence before listing.
3. Evidence of Pests
This one might be obvious, but not many people want to buy a home with evidence of termites or rodents. This kind of problem usually starts out small, but left unattended it can grow to proportions that can compromise the sale of your home in Roseburg.
While this may seem like a minor issue, “minor issues can,” industry pros assert, “easily grow into major problems. When you’re selling a home, it’s a good idea to deal with pest infestations head on because it can end up saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run. Termites can destroy weight-bearing walls or other wooden supports in the home which can affect the entire foundation and structure of the home.”
4. Mold Issues
We have finally become aware of the major health hazards posed by mold and mildew. So any signs of mold can certainly compromise the sale of your Roseburg home. “Buyers are understandably wary of buying a home with mold because it likely points to water penetration and can be very toxic to one’s health.”
In fact, the insepction on one of my recent sales concuded that there was mold in the attic. The cost of the remediation was a cool $9,500! Ouch! No wonder buyers are concerned.
If you do see any signs of mold, it’s best to take care of the problem right away – the longer you wait, the worse and more expensive it will get. Typically, homeowners will need to use a company that specializes in mold remediation. It can be a protracted and costly process, but it’s worth the expense if it helps you sell your home.
5. Faulty Septic System Or Sewer Lines
Here’s one to keep in mind. If you have a septic system and that system has faults, that too can cause the sale of your home in Roseburg to quickly go south. If a buyer sees that you have a faulty septic system, the buyer (if she is still interested at all) will usually ask you to perform the needed remediation or reduce the sale price. The best course is to fix the problem before a buyer ever sees it. Again, your agent can advise you on the best course here.
Secondly, if you are on city sewer service and have regular sewer clogs or the drains back up occasionally, you might have sewer line breaks or roots. Have the line scoped so you know what you’re dealing with (if anything) before a buyer “freaks out” about it.
These are the 5 things that can kill the sale of your home in Roseburg. Obviously there are many more, but these are the top 5 that come to mind. I’d be happy to help you ensure your home is without any of these problems and/or advise you if they do rear their heads. My team is here to help you make that sale.