RE/MAX’s “Fit to Sell” series offers home tips and strategies for home sellers. As part of this series of posts on getting your home ready to sell, I’ll be outlining some of the best checklists and ideas you can find through the RE/MAX Checklist for Home Sellers document available here.
Having your home inspected before it’s listed allows you to address any issues that may come up before it goes on the market and demonstrates to buyers that you are proactive about getting your home in condition for sale. You can then list your home knowing what to expect and alleviate a lot of stress and work that may otherwise come up later in the sale process.
Preparing for a Home Inspection: Things to Think About
- What year was your house built?
- Do your lights flicker, or breakers or fuses blow?
- Do you have a fuse box or electrical panel?
- Do you have aluminum wiring, or knob and tube?
- What condition is your plumbing in?
- How old is your furnace?
- How often do you replace your furnace filters?
- Do you have a water softener?
- Is your roof in good condition?
- Are your windows in good condition?
- What condition is your foundation in?
- If you have a deck or patio, what condition are they in?
- Do you have any water problems?
- Have you had problems with mold or mildew?
More ideas and information about preparing your home for sale can be found in the RE/MAX Checklist for Home Sellers document.