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If you’ve been trying to sell an ugly home, you might have found out by now just how difficult it can be to find a buyer. There are countless “ugly homes” on the property market and only so many people that are willing to purchase them. A lot of the ugly houses in Houston are owned by people that don’t want to invest their time and money into bringing their house back up to market value. Some of them are facing foreclosure and need to find a buyer who will buy their home as-is before it is auctioned off. Others don’t have the time or resources to do major repairs on their ugly house and would rather sell it to an investor for some quick cash.


Although you may not be able to perform major repairs on your home, there are still a few things you can do to make it look more attractive to potential buyers. There’s a difference between an ugly home and one that’s completely trashed. If you are serious about selling and want to find a buyer immediately, you might need to do some basic cleanup and repairs. That way, you won’t repel any buyers that would be hesitant to purchase a house that is covered in trash, full of junk, or seems like an eyesore. By spending a day or so on prepping your home for sale, you can increase your chances that an investor will purchase it instead one of the many other ugly houses in Houston.



1.  Make your ugly house more attractive to investors by…



1.1  Getting rid of all the trash and junk.


How can you expect an investor to get anything other than negative vibes from a house that has someone else’s junk or trash strewn all over it?


Start with picking up any trash that might be lying around and throwing away anything that a potential buyer might construe as “junk”. Get rid of anything that you aren’t planning to keep yourself along with anything that the next resident won’t want either. This can include any furniture that is in poor condition, old appliances, and any dishes, clothes, and personal possessions that you’re aren’t bringing with you. The more empty and “cleared-out” your house is, the better. If you house really is “ugly”, than your buyer will probably need to do quite a bit of work on it and he’ll appreciate having a clean slate to work with.




1.2  Packing up all of your belongings.


Nobody wants to move in (or purchase) a house full of someone else’s belongings. You want to do everything in your power to make your home attractive to buyers so, even if it’s not convenient. You should pack up all of your things and take them somewhere else (perhaps to your new house).


Take everything off the shelves, out of the drawers and closets, and either get rid of it or pack it up and take it out. Double check every room in the house to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Don’t forget the kitchen, living room, garage, etc. If there is anything of yours that you absolutely can’t move out or get rid of, store it somewhere in the house where it won’t be noticed. That way, buyers that drop by for a walk through can easily envision their own furniture and other possessions set up around the house.


Note: If you leave a fancy living room set, furniture, or other appliances in the house that you aren’t ready to part with, don’t be surprised if your buyer insists on keeping them.




1.3  Rearranging and organizing everything that you’re aren’t taking with you.


After you’ve cleared out all of your things, you should make sure anything that’s left will appeal to potential buyers. It might be nice to leave a couple decorations around as long as you don’t go overboard. If you have a nice china set or a couple of decent coffee mugs you can set them up nicely in the kitchen cabinets. Other things that need to be organized would be any remaining clothes in the closets, footwear in the shoe-cabinet, or books on the shelves. You want your house to look its best when you’re selling so you can get a better deal.




1.4  Making some minor repairs.


If you cannot afford to spend the money and time that major repairs would require, you should still try to fix up a few things that might otherwise negatively impact your buyer’s offer. Try to take care of anything that will stand out and might be easier for potential buyers to notice. It would be a shame to receive significantly less than your buyer would have been willing to pay if you had only replaced damaged carpet or a broken windowpane. You never know what might affect their decision and could mean the difference between a couple thousand dollars.


Get any holes in the walls patched up, paint any rooms that are in-need of a fresh coat, replace broken windowpanes and burnt-out light bulbs, fix any doors that don’t close smoothly, etc. If you see anything else that’s easy to fix, take care of it. All of these might seem like unimportant things but it could mean the difference of a few thousand dollars on your buyer’s offer.




1.5  Thoroughly cleaning the house.


Before you start letting potential buyers do walk-throughs of your home, you should make sure that everything is sparkling clean. This will be one of the final steps to prepping your ugly house for sale.


You can start with basic cleanup like sweeping, mopping, wiping down the walls and windows, scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom, before you move on to the things you might not clean as often. Things like dusting furniture, having the carpets cleaned, cleaning out the refrigerator, etc. If any showers, bathtubs, or sinks need to be re-caulked, get it done. The inside of your ugly house should look as clean and welcoming as possible. You can also hang up some fresh towels in the bathroom or replace the sheets on any remaining beds for a nice touch. After you’ve double checked the whole house, you can air it out and spray some air freshener in any rooms that need it. (You may want to spray again on any days that you are expecting a walk-through.)




1.6  Checking your property’s curb appeal.


Curb appeal is extremely important because it’s one of the first things that buyers will notice when they pull into your driveway to look at your ugly home. If it isn’t up to a reasonable standard, buyers may not want to bother even getting out of their car to check out the house.


Pressure-washing the house’s exterior and driveway is a fairly easy way to bring up an ugly house’s curb appeal. You can either hire someone to do it for you or you can rent a pressure washer and do it yourself.


Mow your front lawn if you need to after you’ve raked up any leaves, picked up sticks, etc. Then you can trim the bushes and so on. If you have a flower bed or garden, make it sure it looks acceptable by weeding it and maybe planting some new flowers. Ask yourself what people will notice about your house when the pull into your driveway. The little things could have an impact on your selling price so put a decent amount of effort into making your home’s exterior look attractive to buyers.




2.  Finding a buyer quickly.


When you’ve finished getting the house ready to sell, you can start trying to find a buyer (preferably a real estate investor) who will take it off your hands for a reasonable price.  Whether or not hiring a real estate agent is worth the commission and fees that they will charge is up to you. However, many homeowners decide to sell their property without one so they can save money and have more control over the sale. If you want to search for buyers on your own, you can simply put up a “For Sale” sign out front. However, you there’s no guarantee that you will sell in time so keep your options open or contact a good investor buyer.


Foreclosures in Texas purchases all kinds of ugly houses in Houston. It doesn’t matter what shape your house is in, we can still buy it. Contact us with your property details and a way to contact you so we can make you an offer. If you’re satisfied with it, we can close on your ugly house right away.