Avoid these home nightmares likely to sabotage a future sale.

Avoid these home nightmares likely to sabotage a future sale.

When you start to think about retirement, you might also look into selling your home.


It can be a smart decision because by selling a larger home, you may be able to free up some capital to purchase a newer, smaller property.


That’s a great way to give yourself an extra cushion of cash in your twilight years, as long as you avoid these home nightmares likely to sabotage a future sale.

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It also helps you escape the expensive bills of a larger home that are probably becoming more difficult to manage.

But, if you think selling a home is easy, you’re mistaken.

Getting that house shifted off the market can be quite difficult, particularly if you’re hoping for a great price.

There are a number of issues that can impact whether your home sells, but one of your main considerations must be the perspective of the potential buyer.

Certain red flags will ensure you don’t even get any offers, so you need to fix them now.

Here are just a few of the home selling pitfalls.


Cobwebs and crumbs.


Cobwebs and crumbs.Picture Via Flickr

If your home isn’t clean it sends a very clear message to potential buyers.

Essentially, you are giving them the impression that the home isn’t very well cared for at all.

They’re going to start making assumptions about maintenance, and no one wants to buy a home that has been neglected.

So, if it’s obvious that you haven’t vacuumed in a few weeks, you might want to give the home a thorough clean.

Don’t forget, when you sell a property you’re selling the dream of the perfect place to live.

You should check out this site www.womansday.com if you want to make sure keeping your home in tip top condition is as easy as possible.


Trouble with little terrors.


Trouble with little terrors.Courtesy Of Flickr

Do you constantly find bugs and beasties roaming your home?

Interestingly, whether or not this is an issue depends on the bug in question.

The occasional spider is good news. Spiders love clean homes and will eat any gnats or small insects that might be a nuisance for new buyers.

What you need to watch out for are infestations. They can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, causing a wide range of problems.

A wasp nest in the attic, for instance, can make it completely unusable. You’re going to have a hard time explaining that to people looking around the home.

Meanwhile, termites eat away at the house foundations, making things unstable and dangerous.

Luckily, you can get treatments for issues like this. If you think you have a problem with an insect infestation, you might want to check out a professional service.

According to www.termitecontrolplans.com insects like termites can end up causing thousands in repair costs and you don’t want them to start eating away at your pension pot.


Cracks and crevices.


Cracks and crevices.

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Are there any cracks in your walls?

This is a sure sign that there’s a problem with the structure of your home.

Don’t try covering it up because even if you try and paint over it or put up wall decals, it will show on the home survey.

Instead get a professional in to fix the issue. It might cost some cash to repair a problem like this, but it’s far better than leaving the home unsellable.

Deal with issues like this, and we’re sure you’ll shift your home off the market, finding the right buyer sooner rather than later.

Published by Christine Blythe

Christine is the owner and author for her three blogs: Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, and Top Web Blog Tips. Periodically, if a post topic is appropriate to either of her other blogs, they will be published as a guest post by CJB.