Last spring, I listed a home with a less than ideal floor plan.
I knew it could be a tough sell, but despite the unique design, I found a buyer for our client within 30 days.
We quickly came to an agreement on which repairs needed to take place before closing, and thought to myself, “This is going great and will be such a smooth sale.”
Then, during the repairs, something came up that would significantly increase the cost of repairs.
One of the action items was to install a sump pump in the basement. (A sump pump helps to keep excess water from accumulating, and pumps water to the exterior away from the home.)
And, since this home was built in the 50's, the basement was basically... a solid block of concrete.
This made a clean exit route for the…