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HOW TO SELL MORE HOUSES IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA IN 2014 (PART 2)
Part one of HOW TO SELL MORE HOUSES IN 2014 talked about the need to be pro-active in selling your home instead of waiting for the Home Inspector (me) to come along and deliver the bad news that causes everyone to get upset. I used the example of crawlspaces where often the deal killers lurk and urged sellers to either go into their crawlspaces or get someone else to do it. We’re looking for mold and the dampness that causes it. Forget the closet door that doesn’t latch, deal with that crawlspace, extend those gutter downspouts that are emptying at the foundation or whatever it is that is causing the dampness down there (if you have dampness in the crawlspace)and if there is mold get it cleaned up. A bottle of anti-fungicide and a willing worker with a mask, gloves, etc. will go a long way to keeping everybody smiling when the Home Inspection is over.
Here in Part 2 of HOW TO SELL MORE HOUSES IN 2014 I want to mention the second most moldy place in the house – The Attic. A recent Home Inspection will illustrate the problem well. The house was less than a year old ... more
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