When getting a home ready for sale or to be put on the market a common goal is remove as many potential ‘red flags’ that potential buyers and their realtors will find as they tour the home. Red flags can be eliminated by cleaning, sprucing up, clearing counters, putting pet items away, and even baking cookies right before showings (helps to make things smell good and homey!)
One common red flag that good realtors will raise for their clients is if they suspect any unlicensed or unprofessional finishing or remodel of areas in the home. Strewn about wires in a utility room, paint splatter on trim, poor mud job on basement drywall, and loose doorknobs can sometimes red flag a buyer or agent into realizing an area of the home could have been built or remodeled without permits, correct code, or passed inspections. This then leads to the worry about what areas were not done properly or completely.
So one answer to “Can I Avoid Red Flags When Selling My Home?” is: Hire a professional or licensed worker to do home remodel or finishing projects. The investment will pay dividends in avoiding potential red flags or concerned buyers.