On average, buyers spend a long time saving up enough money to buy a home and feel confident enough to say it's affordable. While looking at pre-existing homes it's easy to nitpick other people's houses and notice flaws or fortune. Next comes the Home Inspection and things you didn't know are revealed concerning safety and home maintenance. The big day comes, people move in and get comfortable. Cleaning house is the homeowners responsibility.
IF WALLS COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?
Would your walls say this?
- Wallpaper patterns, like stripes and floral are outdated
- This wallpaper is what builders used in the 1990s
- Taking down glued mirrors require drywall repair
- New mirrors, paint, and updated lighting costs money
- It will take a giant to remove those cobwebs
- If you think I look bad, don't look at the floors, ceilings, or cabinets
- Updated decor that is non-realty doesn't come with the property
- Repairs are needed
- Check for mold and water stains
- Check for cracks
- Check for holes for insects and rodents
Or would your walls say this?
- Clean and fresh is nice
- Neutral can go with anything
- Go ahead and look, you won't find deterioration
- Repainting will be easy
- Did you notice the new chalk & weatherstripping around doors & windows?
- Did you see how clean the window sills and windows are?
- Peeled paint? Exposed wood? Naw, you won't find any in this house!
Even though a house may be pre-existing to the new owners the house they choose will be their new house. There are many home maintenance items that are expected to be addressed when owning a property. Sellers are required to disclose by completing a Seller's Disclosure form in Texas. Sales price should be adusted when repairs are needed that the sellers can't do. Selecting the right real estate Agent to guide both buyers and sellers is a smart idea.