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July 16, 2017

How to Sell an Ugly House


If your house stands out in your neighborhood for all the wrong reasons, you may think it could be impossible to sell. The fact is that you can make improvements that will make any house market-ready. It looked good enough to make you buy it at one time. All you have to do is make it look better, and your problem will be solved!

Assess the Cost of Repairs

Make a checklist of everything that needs to be patched, cleaned, or replaced, inside and out. Include things like poor landscaping or a damaged driveway. Don’t just include a coat of paint as a means to improve the exterior. If there is damage to the structure, you need to repair it as well. You need to give viewers an idea of the home’s potential to get them inside.

The indoors may need extensive repairs as well. If there is a lot of junk inside, it needs to be cleaned out. Determine whether you can get by with a coat of paint and new carpeting. You may have to go further if there are cracks in the walls or damage to the flooring. An outdated home may need renovations of the bathrooms and kitchen.

If you plan on doing some or all of the work yourself, be realistic about your skills and the time you have to invest. You may find that the volume of work grows quickly once you get started. You may think that you can get everything done during your vacation off from work. But when you don’t meet the deadline, you may still have to pay someone else to do the bulk of the work. Even if you can do a lot of the work yourself, you still need to list the cost of supplies and tools you will need.

If you need to hire a cleaning service, landscapers, someone to stage the home, or any other type of professional, make sure you include their fees in the list of costs. Once you add everything up, you will have an idea of the potential costs you can expect to pay.

Buy Every Home: A Better Way to Sell an Ugly House

There is a better way to sell your ugly home that won’t take your time or money. Buy Every Home will buy your ugly home the way it is. We make an offer within 24 hours of inspection. You can have the cash in hand in as little as 14 days from initial contact. Forget the checklist and call us today!

There Is A Better Way


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