Buying a Messy San Diego Home

by / Monday, 05 December 2011 / Published in Home Buying, Real Estate Tips, San Diego

“My wife and I have been looking at San Diego homes and can’t believe how much of a mess some are. We went into one that had piles of old newspapers and junk stacked all the way to the ceiling. I’d never buy a home in the disgusting condition some are offered in. Do agents tell sellers how to get their property ready for showings?”

Answer:

Some agents don’t advise their clients. Others do, but the seller is unwilling or unable to take their advice.

But here’s a different perspective…

If you wanted to buy a car and saw one that screamed “Wash Me,” would you cross it off your list just because it was dirty?

The same goes for a house! A disgusting, filthy house full of junk could be a great opportunity for you.

If it just needs some cleaning, junk hauled away (that the seller would have to do, per contract), and a few other cosmetics… and …if you can get the home at a good price because other buyers who lacked vision crossed it off their list… then you might get what everyone wants:

A “good deal.”

So the next time you’re househunting, surprise your spouse: Act repulsed by the nice ones and get excited about the ones that make you wish you were wearing a hazmat suit.

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