How You Should Handle Maintaining Your Home So It Is Ready To Sell

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The housing markets in so many areas are extremely hot at this current time. There are a number of people that have sold their homes due to worrying about a housing market crash. Maintaining your home is very important as you want it to garner the best offer possible when it is listed. There are things that happen unexpectedly so keeping your home presentable should always be a priority. Owning a home is a huge responsibility as there always seems to be something to do or something that needs to be repaired. The following are tips to help you maintain your home so you can be ready to sell at the drop of a hat. 

Continually Do Home Improvements

You might not have a home improvement project in the budget each year. You do not want your home to fall into disrepair or look like it hasn’t been touched for decades. You want your home to be considered turnkey rather than a fixer-upper in order to get the best buyer’s offers possible. Picking the right flooring is a great example as tile is timeless if you choose a particular style. Wood flooring needs to be replaced and can be easily damaged. Pets and children combined with would flooring is a recipe for disaster. 

Landscaping Is Very Important

The curb appeal of a home is so important when it comes time to sell. You want to maintain your landscaping and trees on your property for a number of reasons. You do not want a tree with branches hanging over the home to damage the house in the case of a storm. You also do not want rodents nesting on the roof as this can cause a multitude of problems. You could have leaks leading to mold and potential rot which will cost thousands of dollars to remedy.

Pest Control Needs To Be Done Regularly

Pest control is something that you need to maintain. Bringing in a pest control company once per month is very important. You do not want hidden pest problems potentially impacting the foundation of your home negatively. Finding termites during an inspection is an easy way to have an offer to purchase immediately pulled. There are subscription services you can enroll in where these professionals come once a month. 

Create An Annual Budget For Maintenance

Creating an annual budget for maintenance can be very important. This can include things like HVAC maintenance or even for something like roof repair. Save money monthly to put towards the home as you want to take care of your investment. When the home is viewed as an investment, it makes it far easier to spend money on various areas. You want the best return on your investment when you finally decide to sell. 


Keeping your home ready to sell at any point in time gives you a number of options. You might want to leave a crowded area due to a new pandemic potentially impacting the globe again.

Comments (4)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Jun 24, 2022 03:47 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Jun 24, 2022 03:48 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Buyers can tell if a home has been well maintained, and home maintance is extremely important.  I tell sellers: if you are even thinking about moving within the next 6-12 months, start prepping your house NOW. 

Jun 26, 2022 09:20 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jul 08, 2022 06:14 AM