Unless your property is in perfectly immaculate condition repairs will come up when selling your Houston house. As a homeowner, you will have to decide if to fix everything, somethings, or sell your house in as-is condition. Not an easy decision to make, accounting for all repair expenses, and the return of investment of those repairs you choose to make can get complicated. Here is the repairs you should make before selling your Houston house…
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If your Houston house needs roof repairs you will definitely need to address them before selling. While there are many main factors in your home one could argue that the roof is the first or second most important, after all the roof is what protects everything else from external elements. Without a functioning roof all other components of the house start deteriorating at a significantly faster pace. When buyers are deciding between your property and another roof age and condition will play an important factor in their decision making. Do you know your roof age? Do you know what condition your roof is in? If you need help figuring that out contact us at 281-713-3255 or fill out the form below and we can recommend you a trusted roof specialist in our network that can perform a free inspection on your roof with no obligation to buy. The same trusted roofers we recommend are the same ones we use on our very own projects here at Good Neighbor because of their customer service and pricing, but more importantly the quality of their work and warranties.
Mold damage is one of those things that is almost a non-negotiable when selling your Houston house. Not only does mold damage and spread throughout your home but it is proven to cause several health issues in those exposed to it. The Centers of Disease Control has some great information about mold clean-up and remediation that you can use to become better informed on how to address mold repairs before selling your Houston house. Go into the sell of your home knowing that you will have to remove any mold before selling or take a hit to your property sale price.
It is possible to sell your Houston house with a bad foundation to an investor. However, it will be incredibly difficult to sell your house with foundation issues to a traditional buyer looking for their “forever home”. Houston is notorious for bad foundations. Your homes foundation is the base that holds everything in place and without it the house will start to collapse. If your foundation is failing there will be various elements in your home that will not function properly, some of them are:
- Counters and Cabinets
With a bad foundation your home will never pass inspection to complete the sale if the buyer is using financing. Fix your foundation before selling your Houston home.
Plumbing and Electrical Issues
Plumbing and electrical issues will need to be fixed as well before selling your Houston house. With these two some homeowners decide to go the DIY route instead of hiring a professional. This can and probably will backfire come inspection time. Professional home inspectors place high scrutiny on plumbing and electrical facets of your home, especially on electrical since there is such a high potential for home damage but more importantly serious bodily damage to an individual. An inspector puts their license and job on the line when they sign off on an inspection report so they take their findings very seriously. Fix any plumbing and electrical issues before selling your Houston house.
With how hot and humid the weather gets in Houston you will need to fix the AC system before selling. Keeping a home cool is very important in Houston due to its subtropical type of climate. This means long, hot, humid summers and short winters. In Houston the average temperature in August reaches 95°F so for someone to buy a house without a properly working AC is not likely. If you list your home the showings will not go well, potential buyers will quickly decide to leave when they feel uncomfortable due to the homes internal temperature. Your AC will need to be repaired when preparing to sell your Houston house.
Don’t Want To Make Repair Before Selling Houston House?
If you do not want to pay for repairs before selling your Houston house then you always have the option of contacting Good Neighbor Home Buyers. We buy houses in any condition and cover all closing costs and commissions for the seller so they do not have any out of pocket expenses when selling. We are Houston investors that will buy houses in as-is condition so the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about making repairs before selling. Call us at 281-713-3255 or fill out the form below and we will give you a FAIR cash offer in 24 hours or less….what do you have to lose? Give us a call…