While you can try to make your house look pretty for potential buyers, most real estate agents are trained to spot the telltale signs of structural damage (sagging floors, uneven walls, cracks in the foundation, etc) and they will discourage their clients from following through with the purchase.
But that doesn’t mean all is lost.
You still have several options…
Get An Inspection — The first you’ll want to do is get your home inspected for structural damage to figure out how severe it is and how much it will cost to fix. This should just cost a few hundred dollars and is well worth it since this will likely come out during the buyer’s inspections anyways.
Fix The Home — You can try to negotiate with the buyer to use their own money to fix the structural damage, but that’s going to be a tough sell… and best case scenario is that they’ll want to take the amount they’ll spend on repairs out of the purchase price. Unfortunately, fixing structural issues can cost up to $10,000.
Sell To a Professional Homebuyer — If you’d rather skip the hassle of getting inspections and paying for repairs, you can sell to a professional homebuyer like ourselves. At Blue Box Homebuyers, we can buy your house as-is for cash and close in as little as two weeks. Call us at (225) 570-4468 to get your fair cash offer!