While you can try to make your house look pretty for potential buyers, most real estate agents are trained to spot the telltale signs of structural damage (sagging floors, uneven walls, cracks in the foundation, etc. and they will discourage their clients from following through with the purchase.
But that doesn’t mean all is lost.
There are still several options…
Get An Inspection — The first thing to do is get the home inspected for structural damage to figure out how severe it is and how much it will cost to fix. The inspection should just cost a few hundred dollars and is well worth it since issues will likely come out during the buyer’s inspections anyway.
Fix The Home — It’s possible to negotiate with the buyer to use their own money to fix the structural damage, but that’s going to be a tough sell… and best case scenario is that the buyer will want to take the amount that will be spent on repairs out of the purchase price. Unfortunately, fixing structural issues can cost up to $10,000.
Sell To a Professional Homebuyer — If you’d rather skip the hassle of getting inspections and paying for repairs, you can sell to a professional homebuyer like ourselves. At Simpatico Properties , we can buy your house as-is for cash and close in as little as two weeks. Call us at (301) 234-7300 to get your fair cash offer!