Tips for Selling a Moldy New Jersey House

If you thought that mold is a problem unique only to your house, then have we got news for you. Mold is a typical house problem. However, while most homeowners just let mold as it is, especially if it’s not bothering them, it’s a big deal for people who plan on putting their house up for sale along with other houses for sale in Bergen County NJ.

Why? Because, as it is, it can be difficult to sell a house with mold problems. But, then again, difficult doesn’t mean impossible.

Below, you’ll find tips to help you sell your moldy New Jersey house for a fair price.

1.     Try to Clean Some of the Mold Yourself

Hiring professionals to clean up mold can be expensive. It’s dangerous work, after all. Breathing in mold without any protection can cause serious complications with your health. But, if you want your moldy house to sell, you’re going to have to clean up some of the mold, even if you have to do it yourself.

While you probably won’t be able to take care of the mold underneath the surface, you can do a lot by scrubbing the mild off of the walls, ceilings, floors, and so on.

Just be careful, though. As already mentioned, mold can be dangerous. If it’s already in any porous or absorbent materials, throw them away immediately. Avoid direct contact with the mold as well. Always wear the necessary protective clothing, such as a mask and gloves, if you plan on cleaning off some of the mold yourself.

2.     Fix Other Damages

Even if you can’t do anything about the mold, you might be able to do something about what caused it in the first place.

Whether it’s an AC problem, or a leaky pipe, small things can lead to some serious mold problems. If you can fix them, then you can prevent the mold issue from getting worse and contain it before it snowballs and causes damage that are too expensive to get fixed.

If you plan on cleaning up some of the mold, it might be a good idea to trace where it came from and fix that so you can stop further complications.

3.     Sell It as It Is

You’d be surprised just as to how many people are willing to buy a moldy New Jersey house. What’s important is that you have to be upfront about it.

Sure, your house might not be able to compete with other houses for sale in Bergen County NJ, but it will be a lot cheaper, and, with a bit of work, it can look just as good too. A lot of prospective buyers will be thinking that, especially if the price right.

So, try not to lie. In fact, trying obtaining a certification for all of the repairs that you have done and other things that still need to be fixed. Not only will disclosing everything allow you to close the transaction in good conscience, but it will also help make lawsuits much more highly unlikely.

Another option is to sell your house to a direct cash buyer like Cash Buyer New Jersey.

Unlike traditional buyers, we buy houses as it is, with no reservations. All you have to do is to let us know all of the basic information about your house and we’ll come back to you with a fair cash offer. If you like the terms, we’ll take care of the entire process and you’ll be able to sell your moldy New Jersey house in as little as a week.

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