There’s a host of stuff that can get a real estate contract going south. Some of them are clearly the product of buyer idiosyncrasies and hyper-pickiness but you can’t do anything about them. Nonetheless, there are a lot of sell-compromising items that are beyond your power. Being conscious of and taking care of these problems before a customer sees them is important. So let’s take a look at five big issues that can threaten your home’s sale in Davis.
1. Structural Problems
It almost goes without saying that major structural problems in Davis will threaten the selling of your house. Not only do they sometimes pose a threat to you, they’re sure to make customers run the other way around. Nonetheless, the challenge is that often, these problems are concealed and/or difficult to detect.
Buyers aren’t going to be too interested in buying a house with a cracking and/or falling base, defective construction, sketchy beams of support or a slacking roof. And all these things are incredibly costly to repair–ensuring the home isn’t going to be a good buyers investment. Until you address such issues, you may be facing, at worst, no sale at all and, at best, reducing the sale price significantly.
2. Water Damage
Today, consumers are especially susceptible to visible water damage (due to the possible mold problem it often poses, in large part). In short, damage to the water will quickly ruin your Davis offer.
“The most popular real estate deal-killer,” industry pros say, “is water damage. Water penetration is one of the top issues that could hamper your home sale, since even the smallest amount of water can cause major problems. Water penetration will cause mold infestation and rot in the house, two major concerns if you want to sell your home. If your home has ever flooded before or during your renovation project, or if you are aware of any known leaks, be vigilant.”
However, the good news is that these issues aren’t all that hard (and less difficult than others) to repair. The trick is to take care of the cause of the damage and before naming, remove the evidence.
3. Evidence of Pests
And certainly not a lot of people want to buy a home with termites or rodents evidence. Normally this kind of problem starts out small, but left unattended it can grow to proportions that can compromise your home’s sale in Davis.
Although this may sound like a minor issue, “minor problems can quickly develop into big problems,” industry pros asserts. It’s a good idea to deal with pest infestations head on while you’re selling a home, because it can end up saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long term. Termites can damage weight-bearing walls or other wooden supports in the home that can impact the entire base and framework of the house.
4. Mold Issues
Finally, we became aware of the major health hazards which mold and mildew present. So any signs of mold will certainly harm your Davis home sales. “Buyers are rightly wary about purchasing a molded home because it undoubtedly points to water infiltration and can be very toxic to one’s skin.”
If you see any signs of mold, it’s best to take care of the problem immediately–the longer you stay, the worse and the more costly it becomes. Homeowners would usually need to use a mold remediation service. It can be a long and costly operation, but if it helps you sell your house, it’s worth the cost.
5. Faulty Septic System
If you have a septic system and there are faults in that system, that too can cause your home in Davis to sell quickly to the South. If a buyer knows you have a defective septic system, usually the buyer (if she’s still interested at all) will ask you to do the remediation required or will the sale price. The best path is to resolve the issue before a customer even sees the problem. Your agent will give you advice on the best path here, again.
Those, then, are the five big issues that can threaten your home’s selling in Davis. Yet there are several more, others just as compromising on sales. Your local agent will assist you to make sure your home is without any of these issues and/or warn you if they’re going to rear their heads. Our agents are able to assist you in making the deal.