If your house has been languishing behind a for-sale sign for way too long, you gotta ask yourself—is it ugly? Well, is it?
What makes a house ugly, anyway? Although some real eyesores can be found in any community, when it comes to home selling, ugly may simply mean that the house needs new siding, a coat of paint, a multitude of minor repairs, or even some landscaping-what's known as "curb appeal."
But other things can make a home hard to sell. It may be that your price is too high. How does it compare with other homes in your neighborhood? Consider their condition, size, and appearance. Does your house have similar features: attached or detached garage, finished basement, central air conditioning? Your place had better measure up, to sell for as much as the house next door.
On the other hand, you may have made improvements that turned your house into a neighborhood misfit-a lap pool, fireplaces, marble floors—yet led you to price the house out of the market.
Location, location, location! No matter what you're selling, location matters. If the price you're asking for your home is appropriate, the problem may be your property or your neighborhood.
For example, your lot may be smack up against a parking lot, a freeway exit, or a railroad track. In that case, you may need to add some strategic landscaping or settle for a lower asking price.
If the problem is the neighborhood—whether it's not currently the most fashionable part of town, or the biggest employer in the area just laid off half its workers, or the gorgeous river view turns into a muddy flood every spring—your best bet may be to search for a buyer among the friends and relatives of people that already live next door.
You have another option, though.
Find a property buyer that specializes in coping with "ugly" houses. It's a matter of expertise, and that takes time and dedication to develop. The Columbus House Buyer knows how to do it-that's our business.
If you live in or near Columbus, The Columbus House Buyer will pay cash for your house, just as it is-no improvements necessary. No more waiting, either. We can give you a quote in 24 hours, and we can close within nine days. Contact us now!