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Trying to sell your house with code violations?

January 18th, 2021

Trying to sell your house with code violations?


Maybe you can’t list your house on the MLS because it’s in disrepair and you’re probably ALSO worried about getting fined for code violations…

Here’s what you should do...

Estimate Repair Costs — If you’re going to sell your house and you can’t afford to make all the repairs yourself, then you’ll need to factor in the cost of those damages and deduct that from the selling price. Buyers probably won’t want to purchase your property for market value unless it’s in market condition.

Fix The Small Stuff — You might want to try and do some of your own repairs. With code violations, you won’t be able to sell to a typical buyer that gets a bank loan. So if you want to sell the traditional way, you’ll need to do some fixing up or hire a contractor to do it for you.

Have The House Cleaned — It’s almost impossible to sell a house on today’s market if it isn’t sparkly clean. Most buyers expect clean, staged homes when viewing houses. You’ll want to get rid of all trash, fix code violations, leave utilities up and running, and maybe even hire a professional home stager.


OR Work With a Professional Home Buyer — If all of that sounds like too much work, you might consider working with a professional home buyer in St. Augustine. Companies like our own can buy your house as-is for cash and close in as little as two weeks. We’ll deal with code violations AND put money in your pocket. Give us a call if this sounds like the solution you’re looking for (904) 406-7181.

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One of the best experiences I’ve had selling a house. Was fortunate enough to work with Jacob. Everything went smooth and was able to make a deal right away. Closing was a breeze and communication was beyond expectations. I started out thinking this process was going to be a huge headache, but Jacob and his team made it really easy. Adam E.
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