Don’t Fear Selling an Ugly Home

Selling an ugly home can be done with professionals. Let’s say that you inherited an old house in a distant location and want to put it on the market. You may not have the time, resources or energy to make it perfect and just want a quick sale.

Or, maybe you had renters at your property who did substantial damage and you don’t have the money to make necessary renovations.

Fear Not When Selling an Ugly Home

Fear not. Just because the house needs work doesn’t mean you can’t sell it.  Many homebuyers today are shopping for deals and want to see the potential in your home. In that case, leave brochures for new cabinets in the kitchen, color palates around the bedrooms and even create computerized images of what updates could look like.

In addition, secure bids from licensed contractors on necessary fixes and provide them to your potential buyers. People may overestimate the cost of a new roof, shower stall or drywall repair and fresh paint. Estimates will bring the home into clearer perspective.

Use Real Estate Agents When Selling an Ugly Home

Work with your real estate agent to make the home as presentable as possible for the least amount of money. Make a room or two inviting so you have the photos that will attract buyers to what you can call “a fixer upper.”

Low Price When Selling an Ugly Home

Of course, nothing is going to attract people more than a low price. Obviously, you will need to discount the sales price to gain an advantage over comparables in better condition.

A down-and-out house doesn’t mean you’re stuck. With small repairs, research and practical pricing, you can turn that “Ugly Betty” into a sale.

Charles F. Butler is a Real Estate Professional in Carson, Ca, specializing in First Time Home Buyer Programs, Distressed Sales, REO Residential and Commercial properties. Charles helps homeowners develop a second income stream so they can save their homes from foreclosure.

Charles F Butler can be reached at 310-684-2505 or www.CFButler.com  Prudential California Realty – The Mulhearn Group is an independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates Inc. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are registered service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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