We all know that selling a home fast is tough. You might think that you’ll sell without much hassle because of your property and the neighborhood. You could be right. But what happens when you’re halfway through a sale and something goes wrong? You’re liable to lose the buyer.
Common Issues Preventing You From Selling a House Fast
Some of the most common issues that kill a fast home sale include:
- Water Damage — Even a minor bit of water damage can scare away a buyer. No one wants to deal with mold, mildew, or flooding from the roof or in the basement. Most buyers will pull out of the deal quickly the moment they hear about any water troubles.
- Structural Concerns — Most buyers will shy away from a home with structural issues. Such concerns include problems with the foundation, support beams, walls, and roofs. These issues are costly to repair and worrisome, to say the least.
Septic System — A septic system is a must for every home. But you can’t sell a house with a faulty septic system unless you find a miracle buyer who doesn’t mind making repairs and renovations. On average, a septic system repair or replacement will cost upwards of $20,000.
- Poor Water — We all need water to survive. If the home’s water source is unsafe or busted, it’s likely to scare away a buyer. They will especially pull out of the deal if they have children to consider.
- Infestations — A pest or rodent infestation spells trouble. Not only would the buyer need to hire pest control services, but they would be dealing with the structural and property damage stemming from such an infestation, too.