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3 Red Flags You Must Notice When Buying or Selling a Home

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When you are selling a home, a strong odor is the first thing a potential buyer will notice. Funky smells can be a sign of mildew, mold or a result of animals.

When you are buying a home, you want to be as informed as possible about the true and honest condition of the property. Likewise, when you are selling a home, you should be as informed as possible about the condition of your property and any problem areas that might deter an inspection or potential buyer. Letís talk about red flags to look for that may prevent you from selling your home. Buyers: PAY ATTENTION.

Remember: If you are trying to sell a home with these problems but canít afford repairs, The Team Edge is happy to buy your home in its current condition!

Funky Smell

You may be seemingly immune to a funky odor in your home, but a potential buyer will notice it immediately and wonít be able to forget it. Musty odors are a cause for concern because they can signify mildew and in some cases, even mold (which can be deadly). Whatever the source of the smell is (damp carpet, wet ceiling/bathroom tiles), it is important to eliminate it immediately by removing the materials. In some cases, professional mold removal may be necessary. A dehumidifier can also assist in airing out damp parts of your home.

The more common reason for a funky smell overwhelming a home is, you guessed it – animals. If you are selling your home, do your best to relocate your pets and their toys/bedding/litter pans temporarily to eliminate this problem. It is a quick turnoff for potential buyers, especially ones without animals of their own who have allergies.

Expanding Cracks in The Foundation

If you have a small, hairline crack in your foundation, it is probably not a major red flag. However, cracks wider than 3/16 of an inch can signify major trouble, especially if you notice them worsening. Expanding cracks require immediate attention from a structural engineer, and get costlier the longer you wait.

Bouncy Bathroom Floors

If you or a potential buyer walk into a bathroom and the floor area seems bouncy, this is a red flag. Bouncing bathroom floors signify hidden water damage (common sources: leaky shower pan, running toilet). Donít put fixing this problem off in hopes that it will go unmentioned, because home inspectors are trained to take notice and require repair.

Sell Your Home to The Team Edge This Winter Ė AS IS!

Canít afford repairs to sell your home? No problem! If you are struggling to sell your home Ė The Team Edge can help! The Team Edge will buy your property regardless of its current condition, and is dedicated to providing you with the best possible selling experience and a fast, fair offer.

Call our 24/7 hotline today at 443-840-7100 or fill out our quick and easy online application to get started on selling your Maryland property immediately. No matter the condition of the property, The Team Edge is here with a fair price and fast service. Thatís right. Sell your house quick!

Call or contact us online to experience The Team Edge Difference today.

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