Problems that Can Frustrate Your Home Sale Efforts

by Donna Budoff 06/23/2019

Selling a home comes with some challenges that can frustrate a homeowner's sales effort without care. It is possible to think that your home will sell as soon as you put it up for sale. Sometimes it does not work that way, and a house may be on the market for several months or even years. Faults or problems around the house may repel the right buyers. Therefore, it is essential to get all identified problems fixed before making your house available for sale. Here are some issues that may hinder your home from selling: 

Water Problems

Prospective buyers walk away immediately when they discover that the house is having water issues. Home buyers do not want to deal with problems associated with basement flooding and roof leakage. Plumbing and leaks can degenerate into more significant issues which why they are quite dangerous. Water has the capacity to destroy most of the materials of the home. Most buyers will pull out on any deal once they discover there is water problem because it can cause damage in all areas of the house.

Structural Issues 

These are problems related to the foundations, walls, support system and other things that support a house. Buyers will be worried about their safety in the house. Also, they will be concerned about the longevity of the house. They consider it safer and wiser to walk away from a house with structural defects instead of buying it and trying to fix it.

Foul Smells

Home sellers should get rid of all foul smell before inviting buyers for inspections. The smell of pets puts off most home buyers. Therefore, if you have a smelly dog or cat, it is advisable to keep them away while trying to sell your house. 

Failed Septic system 

Sellers should be knowledgeable of the fact that they cannot sell a home without a properly functioning septic system as it is one of the most critical parts of a house.The fact that septic systems are costly to repair makes most prospective buyers avoid a house without a proper septic system. 

Poor water source 

There should be safe drinking water in a house at all times. Buyers will not go for any home without a functioning water system. If the source of water supply in your house is a well, you should make sure that it is working correctly and can supply safe drinking water at all times before putting the house up for sale.

Speak to a real estate agent today to get your home ready for sale.

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Donna Budoff

Hi, I'm Donna Budoff and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional like me by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.

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Thanks to Donna, the process of selling our home was, while sometimes stressful, seamless. Donna was very hands-on, professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions or concern. She was with us every step of the way, from providing a home stager and professional photographer at the beginning, to being there for the walk-thru and closing. We would definitely recommend Donna to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling in Rockland County. 

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Realtor Donna Budoff recently helped us sell our home in Suffern, N.Y. From our first interaction to our last with Donna she was the consummate professional. I can't imagine anyone working harder for a client. Donna always went above and beyond our expectations in order to sell our home. This included hiring a stager to optimize the look of the home, running multiple open houses for other realtors and potential buyers, and keeping in close touch with us in a very timely manner. Even when we didn't call her she called up to keep us informed. Donna is a kind, caring person who listens carefully and respectfully to her clients and answers every question knowledgeably and in a timely fashion. Once our house was sold the transaction went smoothly in great part because Donna followed through on all of the details, even the smallest one. She made what could have been quite a stressful situation a positive experience. It was indeed an absolute delight working with Donna Budoff to sell our home. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone who was interested in buying or selling a home. She is the best!