Selling a home is one of the most stressful things you can do. Selling a home with pervasive water damage problems only makes the process more stressful. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to increase the likelihood that your water-damaged home will still sell quickly and for a good price. Here are four of these things you can do from our water damage restoration experts at G.S. Jones in Pittsburgh.
First and foremost, you can save a lot of money and increase the value of your home significantly by making whatever repairs you can before selling. While you may not have the time or resources to fix all the water damage problems in your home before selling, any efforts you make are likely to have a positive impact on the value of your home. We at G.S Jones understand the need for this and are here to help you work through these problems before selling on a budget.
Many people make the mistaken assumption that they won’t be able to afford water damage repairs. However, people are often surprised by how affordable many repairs can be. Thus, we recommend that you don’t jump to any conclusions regarding the affordability of any needed repairs for your home. At the very least, you can reach out to a few different water damage restoration contractors in the area for quotes. You don’t have any obligation to go with a water damage restoration company, but you may find the perfect fit for what you need.
One of the worst mistakes you can make when selling a home with water damage is attempting to hide or cover up the damage. For one, you don’t want to deal with the moral guilt of doing so. In addition, the odds are high that the damage will be found anyways. If this happens, you will look untrustworthy to the buyer and they may even reconsider if they want to buy the home from you.
Finally, you may want to have your home professionally inspected before you put it on the market. While a general inspection may suffice in many cases, it may be worth having your home specifically inspected for water damage if it has damage or a long history of water damage problems. Doing this will allow you to be completely up front with the buyer and present them with all the water damage problems in the home (if any). It will also give you a good idea of what work is needed on your home before you put it on the market.
We at G.S Jones in Pittsburgh understand the stress that you may go through while selling a home with water damage. Don’t hesitate to give us a call for help inspecting your home or for any water damage repairs as needed!