What to Prepare When Selling Your Home

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Selling your home can sometimes be difficult. Even though you are at a place in your life where you are ready to move on, the market may be against you. That means you could not be making the amount of money you would want to be making off of your investment. What’s more is that once someone does want to buy your house and they do an inspection, they may find problems that are your responsibility to fix. To prevent that from happening to you, here are a few things to have checked before you sell your home.


The Foundation


Have a specialist come and check out the foundation of your home. If there is any structural damage, you can have it fixed right away. This same specialist can look into making sure that your property is also draining well because if there is a flood or any other kind of pooling of water that can cause you more structural problems. The sooner you have this looked into the better. 


Check the Pipes


Make sure there are no leaky pipes or pipes that need to be replaced. By searching through plumbing services you will be able to find an expert that can come and look around. They can let you know if there are any leaks anywhere, and they can also let you know if your pipes need to be replaced because they are old or if they are made from hazardous materials. This will save you a huge headache in the future when you are preparing to move yourself and you have to shell out extra money to fix pipes that you could have replaced earlier. While the plumber is there, have him look at the hot water heater as well to make sure it is not about to expire. 


Look for Mold


No one wants mold. First and foremost it’s a health hazard, and secondly, it can be a deal breaker when selling your house. Have a mold expert come in and check around to make sure you don’t have any of that poison growing in crawl spaces or damp areas. This is a great thing to do for your own health as well. In case it takes a long time to sell your home you will be living in there and the last thing you want is to put your health in jeopardy. 


Check the Roof


Another huge expense when selling your home is fixing the roof if the new owner’s inspection shows damage or leaking. New roofs take time and you don’t want to feel pressured to get it done right away. There are also a lot of factors like weather that can affect the replacing of a roof. Have a roofer come out and take a look around the top of your house. If there is a problem, fix it. If not, then you know that if there is any word about a bad roof, it is not true and you will have the proof.  

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