Selling your home should be an easy enough task, but unfortunately, some forces that you might believe you have little control over can make selling challenging. Fortunately for you, there are ways you can neutralize those situations and attract potential buyers. Here are some situations you can face and ways you can deal with them.
Your Home Is Haunted
Even though the idea of a home being haunted might seem silly, there are some homeowners that believe their homes are. Unfortunately, for buyers that are easily spooked, the idea of buying a haunted home could be overwhelming.
If you suspect that your home is haunted, there are a few things you can do to prevent it from becoming an issue. One method is to have your home inspected for paranormal activity. If your home tests negative for ghosts and the like, you can provide the results to potential buyers to prove you were attempting to be open and honest regarding the home.
Depending on the state in which your home is located, you might have to disclose deaths, murders, or other activities that could lead someone to believe that your home is haunted. Check your state laws to see if that applies to your home.
Your Neighbor Is Horrible
In an ideal world, you would have great neighbors and they would be happy to be on their best behavior to help you sell your home. In the real world, it is possible that you could be living next to a nightmare who has no interest in helping you sell.
If that is the case, there are a few things you can try before listing your home. The most obvious is to try and repair your relationship with your neighbor. If you do not know your neighbor's grievance with you, find out. Perhaps you can reach a compromise with him or her.
While talking to your neighbor, point out that this is an opportunity to get rid of you. For some nightmare neighbors, that can sometimes be enough to convince them to be on their best behavior.
If the activities your neighbor is engaging in is illegal and he or she is refusing to cooperate, contact your local law enforcement. There might be some legal options available to you that can help with your neighbor.
A realtor from an agency like Re/Max Alliance - The Diane Stow Team is one of the best sources you have for handling other challenging situations that could impact your home's sale. Involve your realtor early in the process so you can get to work neutralizing the situation as soon as possible.Share