Are you looking to relocate or upgrade homes this year? Just like how you want to make sure your new home is solid and a safe place to live, the person looking to buy your home will want that as well. That is why they will hire a home inspection before the purchase. And if you want your home to pass the inspection and to get top dollar for your home, here are the improvements you should make before listing.
A major thing that can make or break a home purchase is the electrical. Not only is shoddy electrical work or outdated wiring inefficient and frustrating, but it is also extremely dangerous. If you have not had your electrical setup updated for some time, it is worthwhile to have an electrician come out. Having a professional come out to do this work is important to have everything be up to code and credible.
Plumbing is another thing that needs to be in good condition. It is true that when it works as it should you do not think much of it, but when it gives you trouble, it can be an absolute nightmare. And it is something a home inspector will check for. Inspect your pipes for leaks, check ceilings for signs of water damage, and make sure drains flow properly. If any of these items fall short, have a plumber come out.
Roofs and Siding
Another thing that you will want to address is faulty roofing and siding. If these elements are old and decaying, not only will it seriously detract from your curb appeal, but it speaks to the overall health of your home not being in good condition. Roofs and siding both provide shelter to the people living in a home, but they also work to keep damaging elements from coming in contact with sensitive areas of your home. If these are in disrepair, it will be noted in the home inspection. Which is why you should have these things looked at and repaired beforehand.
You can go even further than these areas when upgrading and repairing your home, but if you give attention to the things we’ve discussed today, you are sure to make a good sale when you do decide to list your home. If you would like to know exactly what areas in your home need to be addressed, contact Strouse Home Inspections. We can thoroughly inspect your home and point out problem areas as well as potential selling points.
By Strouse Home Inspections 2-14-2022