Sometimes strategizing your home-selling ventures means getting down to the bedrock… literally. In fact, one of the biggest roadblocks you may run into during the process of trying to sell your home will be an issue or defect concerning the foundation of your property.
If you feel this may be a relevant, potential issue for you, here are some ways to tell whether or not your foundation may actually be a cause for concern:
- Your doors and windows tend to jam and stick in a way they never have before.
- Cracks have begun to appear in your walls, particularly in a line that starts at the floor and moves upward.
- Cracks have begun to appear in your flooring or tile.
Now, let’s say you’ve inspected your property thoroughly and you’ve come to the conclusion that the foundation is, indeed, in need of repair prior to being placed on the market. What next? For starters, be sure to never ignore even the smallest of apparent issues. Small cracks or warning signs may not look like a big problem waiting in the wings, but trust us, they are and they will absolutely concern your prospective buyers.
Additionally, you’ll never want to tackle the repairs by yourself. Foundational repairs are no simple “DIY” home project; rather, they’re serious and warrant professional attention. Regardless as to where you find damage (inside, outside, in concrete, in embedded structures, etc.), obtaining a professional’s opinion is key to implementing a long-lasting solution that will keep the inhabitants of the property safe.
Then, once you have an adequate appraisal by an engineer, you can either seek aid in repairing your structure (this will be on the property’s record) or you move forward with trying to sell the property—so long as you’re transparent about the defects to the house and adjust your market price accordingly.
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So, what’s the takeaway?
If you’ve decided you cannot afford foundational repairs or you simply are in the position where you don’t have the time to initiate repairs prior to entering the market, then call Freedom Home Buyers! We’re a locally owned and trusted company who wants to buy your home fast and for cash. We’ll cover the closing costs as well as the cost of any necessary repairs! So what are you waiting for? Call Freedom Home Buyers today and learn more about how you can sell your property in the fastest and most efficient manner possible!
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Who is FREEDOM HOME BUYERS?
Freedom Home Buyers is a local Jacksonville company with the experience in purchasing real estate. We have over 400 successful deals under our belts in the past 4 years. Unlike some "Cash For Houses" businesses, we are an established member of the Jacksonville community. Our office is located in the historic Riverside district @ 1605 King Street. We have a full staff of trained professionals to help you with your real estate needs. We are BBB ACCREDITED. You can rest assured that Freedom Home Buyers can help solve your real estate problems.
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