Step 5: Repair Time

If you did a pre-market inspection, we should already have a list of items that need to be fixed.

If you didn’t, and your dishwasher hasn’t been working for years or your AC unit has been making an unusually loud noise, we need to know. We can have those items repaired before your home goes on the market.  It’s better to get items fixed now, before they come up in an inspection report, and potentially scare off a buyer later.

We have access to affordable repair people, electricians, handymen, etc. and am happy to make repair appointments and even be at your home to let workers in and oversee the work.

I recommend that you:

  • Touch up the paint in your home
  • Install new caulk around every shower and tub
  • Hire a professional HVAC company to service and clean both your AC unit and furnace
  • Hire a company such as Stanley Steemer to steam clean your carpets
  • Make sure all light bulbs are working and that every light fixture contains the highest wattage light bulbs it can bear
  • Have chimneys professionally swept and add a rain cap.  If any brick is loose, have it repaired
  • Change outdated cabinet hardware in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Repair any broken window screens at your local hardware store
  • Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are functioning properly
  • Make sure downspouts aren’t improperly sloped or damaged in single-family homes. If they are, have them repaired
  • Repair any damaged, broken or missing roof shingles if you own a single-family home

See Service Providers We Trust to see our list of recommended service providers such as handyman, appliance repair people, etc.




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Posted on November 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm
Lee Ann Balta | Category: Seller Step by Step

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