The task of selling a house proves to be full of challenges, according to many individuals who have sold their homes in the past. A few others added that it becomes more difficult if the house you are going to sell is old enough for the generation of home buyers who are getting younger and younger. If you have an old house and you want to make it appealing to younger buyers, here are some tips.
Tip #1: Commissioning a professional home inspection.
An old house may have hidden flaws in it that needs repair before putting it in the sellers’ market. According to Shine of Hallandale Beach, she was hesitant at first to have her house inspected for possible repairs. But she was glad she did because there were problems in the electrical wirings which were uncovered. If it weren’t for the inspection, a young couple in their mid-30s who are very much concerned of their children’s safety would have not bought her old house for the price she asked. It turned out that during the ocular inspection of the house, the young couple asked if she can show proof that the electrical wirings have been inspected.
Shine added that it isn’t only electrical wirings that a home inspection is very useful. Other problems like septic tanks, water systems, and damaged roofs can be uncovered and imposed the necessary repairs.
Tip #2: Offer a home warranty for at least a year.
Xyron of Fort Lauderdale saw over the internet the goodness that home warranty brings. He was already selling his house for almost three months and what he only gets are calls that ask what he can offer aside from the house itself. Fortunate enough that he purchased a $300-warranty which covered home repair for a year. He appended it to his existing ads that he’s got home warranty. He closed the deal with a 29-year old BPO employee a week only after getting the warranty. It seems that young home owners want to be free of the liabilities associated with major home repairs for at least the first year of living in an old house they purchased.
Tip #3: Along with the home sale, make sure you’re informing young home buyers of possible renovations and extensions that can be done.
While many young home buyers like the idea of living in historic districts and old homes, a lot of home sellers don’t probably know that the younger buyers are also interested in changes. The lives of young professionals are always packed with changes bringing the principle even to the level of customizing an old house according to the changes they want. Pay for simple renovation reports and layouts which you can show to your buyers, says Crane a renovation specialist.
An old house may have deteriorated with time, but its functionality and beauty can always be regained with proper processes. If you have an old house which you need help in selling, you can always ask for the assistance of your local real estate agent.