If you are thinking about selling your home, remember that one of the earliest hurdles you’ll have to get over is the inspection of your home. Finding issues that must be addressed after your inspection, can cost you a lot of time in the selling process—negotiating with the buyer. We recommend that you fix the problem areas in your home before the inspection so that you’ll save yourself time in the long run. By addressing any problems, you’ll assure potential buyers that the property is in great condition. Here are a few things you should fix now before entering the selling process.
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Things to Fix Now
Your chimney is a great place to start. Not every home in Colorado has them, but if your home does, you should have a professional take a look. Prolonged weathering can cause cracks. Another issue you should fix right away is any electrical problems. Many homeowners will fix electrical issues themselves to save money. However, you should make sure that everything is up to code prior to the inspection as electrical violations are both common and easy to spot. Faulty wiring is a fire hazard and no buyer wants that liability.
Let’s not forget about your roofing. If you know your home needs new roofing, consider taking care of it before starting the selling process. Even if you believe the roof has a few good years left in it, hearing that it’s nearing the end of its life is enough to send buyers running. Lastly, make sure that your plumbing is adequate. Leaky faucets, loose toilets, and low water pressure—these are the first things an inspector will spot. And so will your buyers. If you have any minor plumbing problems, now is the time to take care of them.