The Importance of Home Maintenance Regardless of Listing Status

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Real Estate Technology with Husky Marketing

The home is a huge investment for any person as for a majority of individuals it is the largest investment one makes in their lifetime. Maintenance can be handled alone or can be done by professionals depending on what has to be done. Investing in the home is never one that you will regret. 

 

The home can quickly fall into disrepair due to lack of care or renting out to the wrong tenants. For this reason, there should be regular checks of the home whether it is when air filters are being installed or other repairs are being done. A rental background check can help eliminate a huge headache for a homeowner wanting to earn passive income. 

 

Selling your home is going to be one of the most important processes that you endure during your investing life. Getting a few buyers into a bidding war can allow you to profit in a huge way. Finding the right real estate agent is imperative as they will understand which offer really aligns with what you want and need. The following are things that you need to consider in terms of maintenance whether you are selling your home or not. 

Pest Control

Pest control services are very important as you want to make sure your home and its foundation are safe. The last thing that you want is a termite problem to devastate your home and make it unlivable. There are also a number of other critters that can impact the home negatively. A raccoon making a nest in the roof can lead to leaks which ultimately lead to water damage/the need for mold removal. Electrical problems can also be caused by rodents which is why it is imperative to have pest control professionals come to the home regularly. 

Repairing Flooring 

The last thing that you want is your home to be considered as a fixer-upper. These types of homes do not usually get offers at asking price due to various issues. The problems that are found during the inspection process can drive down the price of offers even further. Tile flooring is something that a number of buyers focus on as certain floors require far more in terms of maintenance. Tile floors might need to be mopped regularly but do not require nearly the maintenance of wood or carpet. 

Have Your Roof Inspected

The roof is a part of the home that can be immensely expensive to replace. The roof is nearly always a source of contention when it is old and a buyer is negotiating a purchase. Having a professional roofing company go up on the roof to inspect and perform maintenance/repairs can extend the lifetime of your roof. Trimming trees near the roof can also be important as piles of debris can accumulate on the roof leading to rot. 

 

Create a checklist of things that you need to do in terms of property maintenance whether you are selling your home or not. You will not regret putting this together!

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

May 27, 2021 06:31 AM