How to Sell an Ugly House in a Month or Less

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How to Sell an Ugly House in a Month or Less

Jaden Ghylin
Jaden Ghylin

Jaden has been working in real estate since 2005. Jaden has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a talent for helping people work through all sorts of difficult problems — and his passion is real estate. Jaden’s priority is understanding his clients’ unique situations and working together to find win-win real estate solutions that benefit his clients.

So, you have an ugly home, and you’re not quite sure what to do. You know that you want to sell, and you also have to sell fast. It can be a tough spot to be in, and many Americans are currently finding that in today’s housing market, it can be hard finding a buyer for a home regardless of the quality. However, there some definitive steps you can take that can help improve the possibility of you selling your ugly home, and fast.

If you’re in a pickle and need to sell fast, follow these tips to help sell your home in no time.

Be Realistic About Cost

When it comes to selling an ugly house, you have to recognize that you are not going to be able to sell it for anything higher than the actual value of the home. So, if you want to get the house off your hands, you must be willing to sell the home at a fair price, most likely slightly under the actual value of the home.

Improve the Best Parts of Your Home

Instead of spending a lot of money trying to fix up the worst parts of your home, try and highlight the areas of your home that are already in good shape. You can make these areas a strong selling point to potential buyers, who will already view the home as a fixer-upper. By making your home’s best features better, potential buyers will see that as one less home improvement project they have to take on.

Be Transparent

When people are looking through your home, they’ll likely have a lot of questions, and no matter what condition your home is in, you should be honest with your responses. Home buyers tend to be skeptical by nature, and they’ll likely be able to tell if you’re lying. So when they ask about the condition of a certain appliance or area of the home, take the high road and be transparent with them. They’ll certainly appreciate the honesty.

Clean, Clean, And Clean Some More

A clean home will help give off the impression that the home is being taken care of, and that every effort is being made to keep the home in live-in conditions. So, break out the mops, brooms, window cleaner, and put in some extra time scrubbing out some of those grime stains. Or, hire a professional cleaning service to get in there and do the dirty work for you.

On top of this, make sure that your yard is in good condition as well. You don’t have to go all out and take on a professional landscaping project, but mowing the lawn, picking up sticks, and racking leaves can all go a long way in terms of getting someone to buy your home.

Remove Clutter and Most of the Furniture

Similar to cleaning the ins and outs of your house, your home will look more livable if you remove clutter, personal knick-knacks and other items that you know potential buyers will get rid of anyway.

By getting rid of most of the furniture, viewers of the home will be able to envision themselves in the home and can map out their own layout of how they want everything to look. Staged homes limit a potential buyers ability to think creatively about how they would design the layout of the home.

Appeal to Flippers and Cash for Homes Buyers

You don’t have to go the traditional route when it comes to selling your home. Flippers and cash for home buyers will jump at the opportunity to take your ugly home off your hands. While you may not get your exact asking price, you’ll sell fast and get cash immediately for your home.

Trust in MN Home Guys When You Need to Sell Your Ugly Home

Selling an ugly home doesn’t have to be difficult. With Minnesota Home Guys, you can get rid of any ugly home fast, and for a fair price. Check out some testimonials from past clients and contact us today to set up a meeting and if your home meets our requirements, we’ll get started on the buying process immediately.

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Jaden Ghylin
Jaden Ghylin

Jaden has been working in real estate since 2005. Jaden has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a talent for helping people work through all sorts of difficult problems — and his passion is real estate. Jaden’s priority is understanding his clients’ unique situations and working together to find win-win real estate solutions that benefit his clients.

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