3 Worst Things You Can Do With Your Poor Condition Property
Before You Sell
In times of slow-down, or worse still when prices are
decreasing, getting a fast sale for your poor condition property in is nearly
impossible: a quick sale for distressed property is not easy even in a buoyant
market. So what do you do when the property market slows down and it gets
extremely hard to sell your house? Here are three of the worst – ranked in
order from bad to worst – things you can do with your distressed property
before you sell.
Bad Idea: Not taking care of the outside of your property
The exterior of your home must make a good first impression
if you want to get a quick house sale at maximum price. The first thing buyers
will judge is the outside of your house; because that is the first thing they
see. It’s necessary to create “kerb appeal” if you’re looking for the best
A fresh coat of paint is what the doctor ordered. Nothing
can beat a nicely painted house. Just use a small amount of imagination – if
you think innovatively there is an abundance of ways to do up your house within
Make sure your front door looks it’s best. A front door
should be impressive, because it is the main entrance to your home. Try leaded
glass inserts or an antique door. Changing plain doorknob hardware or adding
lights to both sides of the door can make it more eye-catching. Just touch up
or stain and polish the door if finances are limited and you do not want to
purchase anything new.
To do a kerb appeal analysis, whenever you are close to your
home, stop a short distance away from the entrance. Forget this is your house
and ask a few questions such as, what appeals to you right away? What are the
worst external features that can be taken care of? Is your lawn drawing
attention to your house or reducing its value? Is the garage or parking space
sufficient for the house?
Worse Idea: Not taking care of the inside of your property
The disadvantage of a poor condition property sale in or elsewhere is
that the buyer will pay a significantly lower price than if the home was in a
better condition. The buyer will insist on paying less than your property is
actually worth, because he or she will have to demolish large sections of your
home’s interior and pay for any improvements made.
Spring-cleaning does not cost you anything, but even if your
curtains and carpets need professional help, it will be worth the money to make
your distressed property sell fast. Throw or give away what you don’t need and
store everything else neatly in your cupboards. Make sure you have no
unfinished household projects – each time a buyer comes across a problem that
he thinks needs fixing, he will mentally be reducing your house price.
Worst Idea: Not letting Property Angel Solutions handle your
poor condition property sale
We are an Aberdeen-based property buyer specialising in
buying ANY condition property for cash in as little as 14 days. We will make
you a guaranteed cash offer for your property when you complete our online
enquiry form. Your property in a bad condition and you’re unable to fix it? We
will buy from you, regardless of what shape your property is in.
If you are a homeowner with a property in bad condition,
struggling to pay the mortgage each month, life could be a nightmare. The bank
may be threatening you with repossession, and the bad condition of your
property is making it impossible to sell. Worse, you do not have the funds to
make the necessary repairs.
If this situation sounds like yours, contact us today so we
can make an offer on your property.