6 Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle While Selling Your Home
Selling a home is a process that takes time, effort, and patience. Your realtor can do their best to ensure that your home is sold in a timely manner and at a profit, but it never hurts to do your homework as well. Here are six maintenance tasks you should tackle before selling your home.
Gardens Have Curb Appeal
To ensure that your home looks good during the selling process there are several maintenance tasks that will help make this come true. One task is to keep your garden in good shape. This can be done by raking leaves, getting rid of dead tree limbs and cleaning out flower beds. Overall, the goal is to make sure your home exhibit that awe factor at first sight.
Check The Gutters
Another task related to curb appeal but often overlooked is cleaning the gutters. Make sure you clean the gutters and take a good look at the roof. Gutters that are packed with leaves, small branches, and other items can damage your foundation, cause drainage issues, and it looks awful to potential buyers.
While cleaning out the gutters, take a good look at the state of the roof as well. Check to see if there are any cracks. Roof cracks can cause water to seep into your home and cause damage to the ceilings and walls.
Call In The Pros For Cooling & Heating
Have your HVAC systems checked by professionals. Change your furnace filter and have the duct work cleaned. In addition, if you have a chimney, have it inspected and cleaned.
Make Your Windows Sparkle
Washing your windows is another way you can speed up the home selling process. Clean windows make your home look fresh and new. Dirty windows leave a bad impression to potential buyers because they may think if the windows are dirty, what else is dirty inside the home?
Keep The Inside Clean
Another task that your realtor will appreciate is a clean home. To ensure your home is presented in a good light, keep your kitchen and bathrooms clean. These two rooms are important because potential buyers find clean kitchens and bathrooms functional and attractive.
If you don’t have the time or the inclination to clean, talk with a cleaning company and have them come out before your realtor starts to show people around your home. This will eliminate the hard work, give you peace of mind, and give you a home that is neat and tidy. Also, make a few small upgrades, like placing hand towels in the bathroom or replacing the fixtures in your bathroom and/or kitchen.
Remove personalized items such as pictures of your family. This will allow the buyer to imagine the space as their own home and not the home of a total stranger. This would also include homework assignments from the kids, toys, movies or video games, photos etc...
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