CONSUMER EDUCATION : SOMETIMES UNINTENTIONAL NEGLECT MAY BECOME SALE STOPPERS:

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX SOLUTIONS 9695882

It is unfortunate that sometimes, after spending many comforting years in their homes, sentimental and subjective sellers overlook potential home sale stoppers.

Here are some of the points of neglect by the sellers such as stains on the ceilings, drains that run slowly or walls which show signs of pipe leaks, these are all red flags to the buyers.

So the sellers who have lived with these malfunctions can let their emotional attachments overshadow their practical judgement.

Beware because these problems may become deferred maintenance nightmares to potential buyers.

My advise is it is always good to repair little things before they get out of hand even if you do not plan to sell your home ,maintenance is a key component of owning your home and can not be neglected or it will cost you the sale of your number one asset your home.

Comments (3)

Rick McCullough
Alert Home Services - Denver, CO

As a Home Inspector I see this everday. He speaks the truth. Some easy fixes or a PRE SELL INSPECTION would be of such a great help. It would bring the seller more money for their homes and really makes the deal go easier in the long run BEFORE the buyers Inspector comes up with a LONG LIST of problems. That way they have time to shop around for decent price for the repairs instead of a hurry up and just get the first tradesman that can come out at an inflated price.

And if you plaln on keeping or staying in your home a Home Maintenace Inspection is also available by many NACHI inspectors around the country. That way if you have a small cost problem, ie. tub faucet leaking, a few dollars to fix, it can be repaired BEFORE it becomes a HIGH DOLLAR fix, replacing the walls and tiles in the tub area, $1500 to $3500 to fix.

Heed this gentlemans advice.

Apr 04, 2007 12:03 PM
Dan Allred
Allred Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
DRE#01761967
Great post and I think we all have seen this at one time or another... the list obviously goes much further than that
Apr 04, 2007 12:58 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Yes I agree, Fix and they will pay. Paint it and they will pay. Don't fix and don't paint or anything else and they will run.

Apr 07, 2007 04:10 PM