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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Mike Bonfante
When houses don’t sell, everyone is affected. The owner worries that they’ll never get the price they want, the realtor worries about making the sale, and potential buyers fear buying a problem that could be bigger than what’s visible. Wet basements, smelly crawlspaces, damaged foundations, and sinking sidewalks can scare potential buyers away leaving the owners to wonder if their home will ever sell.
Selling the house “as-is” can take away from the sale price of the home and effect the realtor’s bottom line. Getting an estimate for repairing the home can make the it easier to sell. Fixing wet basements, musty crawl spaces or repairing foundation walls will definitely increase property value and the selling price. Whether you’re the listing agent or represent the buyer, with a written estimate in hand negotiations will go much smoother.
Cracked & sinking concrete slabs around the home can also be a deal killer, but PolyLEVEL, a unique concrete leveling system that is more cost effective then replacing the slab. PolyLEVEL will fix the problem and eliminate trip hazards, usually in one day, to help sell that home.
When faced with a home that seems un-sellable there are two options, drop the price or think about repairs. Just remember to consider these five things when you come up against a home that needs repairs;
Selling a home can entail a lot of hours and energy for the realtor and can be stressful for the homeowner. Repairing basement leaks, musty crawl spaces, foundation walls and sinking concrete slabs will make the home more attractive to buyers and help you close that sale!
“Basement” Mike Bonfante is a certified System Design Specialist with Quality 1st Basement Systems. With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in helping Realtors and homeowners sell their homes while getting the best value for their investment. Quality 1st Basement Systems offers free estimates and all estimates are given at the time of inspection. For more information, Mike can be reached at 732-630-0944 or BasementMike.com.
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