As a Realtor, I’ve seen all ends of the spectrum when it comes to properties and maintenance issues. Recently, however I saw the most incredible example of why it is so important to maintain a home. An inspector came to inspect a home I had listed and was under contract. The inspector commented, “Are you sure people really live here? It’s too perfect!” This was a very welcome statement, especially coming from an inspector. The following week, the Buyer’s Agent called to inform me they would not be requesting any repairs. WOW!!!
This moment caused me to reflect and consider the homes my parents have sold over the years. My dad is extremely fanatic about organizing, cleaning, maintaining… Cars, Homes, Gadgets, you name it. He is a fanatic. Every home they sold in my life, sold FAST and for full price.
Which brings me to this post. I wanted to share with all of you homeowners out there the importance of maintaining your home inside and outside. Things like cleaning the gutters, having the Heating and Air Units serviced on a regular basis, keeping your termite bond in place, painting and sealing exposed wood to keep it from rotting and to keep water from penetrating (which can lead to mold). These are just a few examples but you get the drift. Additionally, be sure to keep meticulous records. Create a file for your Home and the receipts.
So that brings me to the whole point of this post. WHY?
When you go to sell the property it will sell FASTER. Buyers won’t hesitate.
Yes? No? Maybe?
You will get top dollar
Buyer’s won’t request numerous repairs and special stipulations that may cost you time and money. HASSLE FREE!
Basically, when Buyer’s walk in the door they will know that the home is loved and that it’s been cared for. They won’t be wondering in the back of their minds if there’s something hidden that’s going to be a nightmare money pit for them later on. I guess what it all boils down to is love. Love makes a difference. When you love and appreciate something, you take care of it and that becomes very obvious to others. I hope you found this to be helpful information.