Even though the economy seems to be in absolute disarray with COVID-19 and restrictions that have been put in place, the real estate market hasn’t seemed to show signs of slowing down any time soon. This means that people are still getting their homes ready to sell and buyers are still hot on the trail for that perfect home. If you are getting ready to sell your home, JMark Inspections is here to share some tips from our inspectors to help homeowners get their homes ready to be put on the market.
Buying or Selling a House with Water Damage
Many of the problems that we come across in a home inspection involve water issues. It is incredibly important you make sure your home is water tight. There are several things that go into this too. First off, your roof needs to be in good condition. You should be inspecting it at least once a year for any sign that something isn’t right. Caulking around your doors and windows can also give your home added protection against water damage. If you have a basement and a sump pump, make sure that sump pump is working as it should in the case that you may need it. All the plumbing in your home is always a concern as well. Check your sinks often for any signs of leaking that need to be fixed and could possibly go unnoticed until significant damage has happened.
Perform Proper HVAC & Plumbing Mechanical Maintenance
Your HVAC system should be properly maintained as potential buyers don’t want to move in to find that their systems aren’t working properly. During an inspection, the heating and cooling as well as plumbing and electrical systems in your home are going to be looked over with a fine toothed comb. If you have a septic tank, keep track of all the maintenance records so you can show that it has been serviced when needed as well.
Clean & Caulk to Help Prevent Mold
You would be surprised at how much cleaning can make an impact on selling your home. This is especially true in the bathrooms and kitchens. These are going to be focal points in a home for any buyer and when you have let them slide, it can really hurt the sale of your home. You should be keeping an eye on the tile and grout so that you can make any repairs there as needed. The same goes for caulking; if you notice that there are areas that need to be redone, do it so that you don’t end up with mold and mildew issues that will scare off anyone that is looking to buy your home.
Seller Pre-Inspections & Buyer Home Inspections in Pasadena, Pearland, League City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
If you are getting ready to sell your home and don’t want to have any surprises in the process, call on the inspectors at JMark Inspections for your pre-inspection before you put the home on the market. That way we can help you get prepared on your journey to sell your home. Call us today!