Top Reasons Home Sales Fall Through (& How to Avoid it)

You’ve de-cluttered, staged, hosted open houses, negotiated, accepted an offer and now you’re waiting for that closing date. Unfortunately, after a long process sometimes the sale falls-through – which is a seller’s total nightmare. Here are some of the top reasons why sales fall through – so you can be sure to avoid these pitfalls (if possible).

Leaking or Old Roof

Roofs are one of the biggest issues that come up and ruin a sale. Roofs are extremely expensive and could end up being a deal breaker for a buyer. If you have a roof that may be ending its life span – 20 to 25 years –it may be worth investing in a replacement before listing your home. The inspection and re-negotiation could hold up or be a factor in someone walking away from your home.

Damaged Gutters

Routine gutter maintenance is extremely important for avoiding water damage. Water damage can be a deal-breaker for many buyers. So, if you’re thinking about selling, be sure to have your gutters checked to avoid issues later.

Outdated Appliances

Appliances are another big investment and something that could require up-front cash for a buyer. If you’re able, new appliances may help seal the deal on a sale.

Old Heating and Air Conditioning System

An HVAC system that needs to be replaced could be an unforeseen cost for a prospective buyer. Consider disclosing the age of your system or replacing before you put your home on the market.

Once you’ve got the green light on your closing date, we will be ready to help you move to your new home. We hope these tips were helpful in avoiding some big sales pitfalls.

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