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Are you planning to sell your home in 2018?

 

Maybe in the next few years?

 

No matter when you are planning on moving, there is some maintenance work you should be consistently doing around the house. As a team, we’ve helped tons of people sell their home, and we know just what it takes to make your home sell faster!

 

Today we will go over which maintenance tips you should be doing and how it improves the overall value on your home!

Keeping up the yard and landscape

The curb appeal is a huge factor interested home buyers look at. Someone has to be tending to the yards, walkways, flower beds, plants. Consider putting in bright and beautiful lights in the front and/or back. 

This is definitely something you don’t want to get lazy with if you plan on selling your home in the near future. If your home is already vacant, have someone tend to the yard regularly so that grass and weeds don’t detract from your home’s appearance.

 

 

Roof maintenance

Your home could be the most beautiful property on the block, but if you have some serious gutter and roof issues, home buyers will consider that a huge red flag.

Poor quality gutters can damage your foundation and could also lead to major drainage issues. Home buyers taking a tour of your home will get a terrible first impression of your home if there are gutters overflowing.  

Before you even think about putting your home on the market, make sure to get a thorough roof inspection and what needs to be repaired first. Even small roof cracks could cause water damage to ceilings and walls. If water starts to penetrate a property, it can be a very difficult sale. Water in basements or in homes is one of the top three things buyers are scared of.

 

 

Modern upgrades

You would be surprised how little it takes to totally transform a room into something trendier. No need to break the bank trying to modernize your home! Throw some neutral paint on the walls, swap carpet out for tile-wood floors, and brighten up the room with better lighting.

Little changes like that are pretty inexpensive and make all the difference! Even if you zoned more of your focus on the kitchen, or a few of the main rooms- this has been shown to sell homes faster and boost the value on your home!

 

 

Bug & Critter Issues

Although some bug issues are unavoidable, there are a few you can get rid of. Take care of holes throughout the home that would make it easier for critters and bugs to make their way in. 

 

Here’s a few links with helpful ways to get rid of bugs and critters in your home:

 

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/pests-be-gone-10-natural-ways-to-make-your-home-critter-free-44356/get-rid-of-flies

https://www.familyhandyman.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-pests/view-all/

 

 

Windows

Squeaky clean windows leave a fantastic first impression on potential home buyers touring your home. On the flipside, if windows are scratched up, dirty, or have grime buildup, this can really leave a negative impression. 

Consistent maintenance of cleaning your windows thoroughly, or hiring a house cleaner to deep clean once a month can make all the difference when you’re ready to sell. 

 

 

Plumbing

As a homeowner it’s incredibly important to protect your investment. Did you know your home plumbing system makes up about 15 percent of your total home value!

 

Check for small leaks periodically, inspect and maintain your septic system, appliances, water pressure, etc. When you notice any issues get a plumber over to keep things running smoothly!

 

Here’s a great home buyers plumbing maintenance checklist!

 

 

As you know, owning a home is an investment. It is absolutely worth all the hard work and maintenance you put in. Increasing that home value, putting in modern upgrades, and keeping up all the extra maintenance reaps some major benefits in the end!

 

Need some help selling your home or buying a new one? If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please feel free to Call or Text us at 480-415-5233 www.arnettproperties.com

Thanks for reading, until next time!


References: 

https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-maintenance-tasks-while-selling/

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