One of the first concerns a homeowner has when ready to sell a house is the property’s condition. Regular home maintenance and updates made consistently help homeowners avoid having to make expensive repairs or invest in large remodels. But the minute you need to sell a house, the reality of its condition comes to full light as you try to imagine a potential buyer walking through your house and wonder what their inspector will point out. It doesn’t take long to figure out that unless you own a brand new home built within the last couple years, you’re going to have to put money into your house in order to get it to sell to a traditional retail buyer. Whether you do the work before listing or wait until an alarmist buyer’s inspector rips the condition of your house apart, repairs and upgrades can fun into the thousands. And the older your house is, the more likely you are to have to make major changes and repairs to keep up with current building codes. If you are ready to sell a fixer-upper house and you’re weighing whether you should put the money into it and list it, or contact a professional cash homebuyer who advertises ‘We Buy Houses Chicago,’ then you’re not alone! Many sellers are trying to figure out how to sell without investing a lot into repairs first. Below we review the most expensive repairs homeowners face when trying to sell, and information about selling your house directly to a cash homebuyer, Kendall Partners.
We Buy Houses Chicago – Even With Water Issues
Water will always travel to the lowest place in the ground and pool up against a foundation then find any way in possible. Water is a well-known problem in many neighborhoods and suburbs. Problems with water and foundations can be the most expensive to fix. Sometimes the fix is as simple as grading, downspouts extensions, and a new sump pump. Other times, there are issues with a drain tile and the need for additional sump pits, pumps, and backup pumps. Even worse, if the foundation itself needs to be corrected, you may need to have engineers or architects create drawings and try to fix the supports or walls in the basement. Bowing walls, settling or sinking, or replacing piers can be overwhelming and very expensive. These types of issues can make it impossible to sell your house on the MLS if you don’t know how to correct them or can’t afford to do so.
We Buy Houses Chicago – Even With a Bad Roof
If left unattended, even a small leak in a roof can cause thousands of dollars! Water damage can escalate quickly, not only because it weakens the integrity of the house and leaves stains on the ceilings, but because the water can travel down walls throughout even the lower levels of the house. When water penetrates, mold can start growing in the attic, the insulation, the framework, the drywall — really any place with prolonged water exposure. Mold remediation is a very complex and expensive process which requires licensed professionals. And once there is mold, it has to be disclosed when selling a property on the MLS. This is why homeowners should pay attention to any leaks they notice, and have the roof inspected every 3 to 5 years by a professional who can evaluate the condition of the roof. Any missing or worn shingles, problem areas with flashing, or any other weak spots should be addressed right away.
We Buy Houses Chicago – Even With Old Plumbing
Just like a leaky roof, any plumbing leaks and blocked or backed up lines can cause major issues with your home. Trying to sell a house with known plumbing issues and water damage means a lot of expensive repairs. Not only are leaks an issue, but the type of pipes and valves used can cause problems too. Polybutylene piping was used in residential construction between 1978 and 1995 and this type of piping is known for micro fracturing, split pipes, and home damage – resulting in settling law suits. Replacing plumbing, for this or lead piping or any other type of piping known to cause issues, can cost thousands. If you notice your water bill go up suddenly, make sure you check for leaks under sinks, running toilets, and around all other appliances to make sure you don’t have a minor leak. You can also have a plumber inspect your house and tell you what type of piping was put in your house. But if you discover you need to replace all the piping, then selling your house on the MLS is going to be very difficult.
We Buy Houses Chicago – Even With an Old Furnace or Air Conditioner
A home’s heating and cooling system can last a long time with proper yearly inspection, changing the filter, and basic cleaning and maintenance. Neglect is usually the culprit when this system breaks down. Furnace and air conditioner repairs or replacement can be among the most expensive items a homeowner faces when selling a house. Replacing both the furnace and air conditioner can cost around $10,000! If you have a boiler, radiant heating, a house fan, house humidifier, or other types of heating and cooling mechanicals, prices can vary but still add up quickly.
Kendall Partners will Buy Your Problem House – No Repairs Needed
We Buy Houses Chicago – We Buy Your House As-Is
Owning and maintaining a house is a lot of work, even when you’re not trying to sell. It’s even more overwhelming when you need to sell quickly due to a life event like a job loss, divorce, loss of a loved one, or some other sudden change that requires you to move as soon as you possibly can. If you own a fixer-upper and you just don’t have the time, money, or expertise to correct all the issues and get it ready to list for a traditional retail sale, you should know that you have other options! Whether you own a fixer-upper you thought you would be able to remodel but never found the time or money to make it happen, or you’ve inherited a house from a family member who was unable to maintain it and now it’s up to you to get it sold, Kendall Partners can help. We work with sellers every day who are ready to sell a burdensome property quickly and quietly in order to move on from the time, money, and energy it takes to maintain an unwanted house.
Rather than hire an agent to list your house and wait around for the the right offer, then cross your fingers that the inspection won’t turn up a lot of issues you can’t afford to solve, give us a call today at (630) 389-8232 to discuss a direct sale to Kendall Partners. When you sell your house directly to Kendall Partners, you don’t have to make any repairs because we buy houses in Chicago! We’ve been buying houses as-is since 2007, and we’ve seen every situation possible – from leaky roofs, seeping basements, hoarder houses full of decades of contents and in disrepair, to even having to remove raccoons from attics, we’ve got the experience to handle any situation. We make a short 15-20 minute visit to complete a walkthrough and take a few photos, then we can have you a fair cash offer within 24 hours. You won’t even need to tidy up for our visit! Whether your house just needs freshening up with paint and carpet, is full of junk, or it needs major repairs or a full remodel, we can evaluate your house and make a fair cash offer.
We Buy Houses Chicago – We Buy Your House Using Cash
At Kendall Partners, we buy houses using cash. This means no bank approvals or appraisals are required — no lengthy underwriting process and no chance of financing falling through. Our cash home buying process makes it simple for sellers who are ready to sell quickly and want to avoid the hassles involved in a traditional retail sale. You see, a traditional financed offer on a house requires a lot of time for underwriting, appraisals and approvals. When interest rates are low, the mortgage industry can be inundated with refinancing existing loans and make it more difficult to get a clear to close in a reasonable amount of time. Depending on the loan product your buyer is using, there may be more inspections of your property and more required repairs for the loan to be approved. In the end, the loan can even be denied as late as just a few days before the contract closing date and you’ll have to re-list your house and look for another buyer. Usually this means taking a price reduction.
When you sell directly to Kendall Partners, not only do you avoid the uncertainty of buyer financing falling through but you skip the whole hassle of a traditional listing. You skip the cleaning, repairs, photos, and videos an agent will want to list it for a traditional financed retail buyer. You avoid the weeks or months of waiting for an acceptable offer while parades of potential buyers attend open houses and showings at inconvenient times. You won’t have to keep paying for all the holding costs of owning a property while you wait for the deal to close….. the ongoing mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, utilities, cleaning, maintenance and repairs, HOA if there is one — these can all add up to thousands of dollars while you wait for a traditional home sale which can last weeks or even months. We buy houses Chicago – we buy your house as-is and we pay cash, making it simple for you to sell in as little as 14 business days from the date of the contract.
We Buy Houses Chicago – Our Proven, Hassle-Free Selling Solution
When a traditional home sale through the use of a real estate agent just doesn’t meet the needs of your particular circumstances, you might be wondering who to turn to and who you can trust to help you sell your house. Not only do you need to sell quickly and avoid the hassle and uncertainty of a traditional home sale, but you need a credible and trustworthy company to buy your house. You want to know that the company you work with will treat you with fairness, respect, and compassion for your situation. You want to work with a cash home buyer who will follow through on the promises they’ve made and stick to the contract. You just want to work with someone who can make the process simple and who will always communicate with you clearly and concisely to get the deal done. This is why we buy houses Chicago, to provide sellers with a way to sell a house directly for cash.
Kendall Partners is your local, trusted cash home buyer. Most homeowners we work with are trying to sell during a time when another life event has made it absolutely necessary to sell — job loss, divorce, inability to keep up with maintaining a house, or illness or death of a loved one. We put the focus on our sellers, because we understand that it can be a difficult time with a lot of complicated details to try to coordinate. An honest and transparent home buying company will take the time to listen to a sellers circumstances and goals in selling. At Kendall Partners, we aren’t just concerned with the bottom line we care about the goals of our sellers. We’ve worked hard to create a hassle-free process, using a simple one-page contract, so you won’t have to sort through a lot of legalese in order to determine the details of the sale. We have the expertise in the local market to offer fair, straight-forward recommendations on selling — even if it means recommending NOT selling to us! We know how to guide homeowners to the best solution for their unique situation.
Kendall Partners Reviews — Proven Results from a Trusted Cash Home Buyer
Personal testimonials and reviews from homeowners who have sold to us say a lot about how Kendall Partners works with sellers. We have helped hundreds of sellers who need to sell burdensome houses quickly to avoid the cost and hassle of a traditional real estate sale to a retail buyer using financing. Whether you’ve inherited an unwanted house, own a distressed property you can’t afford to fix up or remodel, are tired of being a landlord, or you need to sell quickly and move due to a job loss, job transfer, impending divorce or foreclosure, or to care for ailing family members, we can help. Our proven, simple and transparent home buying process will allow you to get the relief you need without all the added costs, time, and energy required to sell your house on the market. Give us a call today at (630) 389-8232, or submit your information using the form below to speak to a member of our friendly team about your unique real estate situation and to see if we’re a good fit for you. See why sellers are giving us great reviews — don’t forget to check out our testimonials from satisfied sellers on our website right here and our 5-star Google reviews here!