Spring is approaching, and you want to make some bucks during this season, maybe you have already put up an advert of a property for sale. Well, you must be aware that your house has been through a lot in the past months. Everything in it, including the once aesthetically appealing walk-in closets may not be in the perfect shape: which might have some implications for your selling price — however, all that is subject to change. Before you launch an open day for the sale, the following are some of the areas you need to have a look at.
The chances are high that your house developed cracks during winter. You do not want a potential client to notice one as he is doing window shopping or worse still do negative reviews on your website of a leaking house. If you have that fixed earlier, the better for you. The damage may extend when the rains come during sprain. Well, this will cost you more for repair!
- Fix the windows
The windows are an essential part of the house that you also need to pay attention to during maintenance. If there are spaces between the windows they will become a nuisance when the rains come as they will let water in. Also, there may be sills that may require replacing. They tend to decay and this will not be a good look for the house on sale.
- Air conditioning, lighting and outdoor faucets
These two need to be in perfect shape before you put up a deal. Do not be reluctant with parting with a couple of bucks to have a professional come and have a look at your air conditioning unit. This is emphasized as it will be a long-term investment and you will have your safety taken care of. The lighting too should be taken care of. Ensure that everything is working as it should be.
- Downspouts and gutters
Ice and snow build up is not really good for the gutters. After winter, chances are high that they may be damaged and need to be fixed. Take time to do a comprehensive check and ensure that the downspouts are okay. It is going to be raining, if there are clogs, they are going to become a problem during spring. Also, be considerate of your safety and delegate the job to professionals.
- Keep the wood away
If the house was in use during winter, it is likely that there are stacks of wood all over. You need to get rid of them. Reason? You will be surprised by the number of insects the house will be hosting. The house needs to be perfect when clients come to window shop. No one wants to live in a house full of bugs do not let this get in the way of your real estate business getting a cheque.
Once you do the maintenance mentioned above, your house should be ready for the sale.