Listing your home and hoping to sell it this spring? If so, there are various things you can do to make sure your property is sale ready and sells for top dollar. After all, a well maintained home will give buyers little room to negotiate when making an offer. Check out the helpful tips below before selling this spring!
Warmer weather may finally be on the horizon but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your home’s heating system. To make sure your house is ready to sell this spring, it’s recommended you replace the furnace filter. Your furnace has likely been working overtime this chilly winter season, so a new filter will help improve its performance.
A leaky attic can lead to mold and moisture buildup, both of which can deter buyers. This is why you’ll want to head up to the attic to make sure there aren’t any leaks. Don’t forget to take a moisture detector with you to uncover any leaks that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Once you’ve checked the attic, head on outside and take a look at your roof. Are there any missing shingles? If so, now’s the time to replace them. The season brings spring showers, so a sound roof is a must for buyers.
Are there any exterior wooden surfaces that could use a touch up? Grab yourself some paint or hire a painting crew before selling this spring! Chances are your buyers will want to add painting costs to the closing or ask for a discount. Why lose resale value when all you have to do is touch up a few weathered spots?
Another thing you should do before selling this spring is replace caulking around windows, vents and exterior light fixtures. Creating an air-tight seal increases the energy efficiency of a home which will lower your heating/cooling costs throughout the year. This is also a great indicator to prospective buyers that your home has been well maintained.
Use the above tips before selling this spring to make sure you get the most value out of your property. These home improvement tasks are easy and affordable, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t add them to your to-do list before selling.
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