When preparing to sell your home, certain maintenance tasks are essential to enhance its appeal and address potential issues that may arise during a home inspection. Here is a list of required maintenance before selling your home:
Mow the lawn, trim bushes, and plant flowers.
Clean and repair walkways and driveways.
Ensure the exterior is in good condition, with no peeling paint or visible damage.
Patch any holes or cracks in walls and ceilings.
Repaint with neutral colors if necessary.
Fix any issues with doors, windows, and locks.
Kitchen and Bathroom:
Ensure all appliances are in working order.
Fix leaks and update fixtures in bathrooms.
Repair or refinish cabinets and countertops.
Repair or replace damaged tiles, floorboards, or carpets.
HVAC and Utilities:
Service the HVAC system and replace filters.
Fix any plumbing issues, including leaks.
Check electrical outlets and address any problems.
Roof and Gutters:
Inspect the roof for damage and address any issues.
Clean and repair gutters to prevent water damage.
Clean carpets, windows, and all surfaces.
Address any odors by identifying and eliminating the source.
Declutter and Stage:
Remove personal items and excess furniture.
Consider professional staging to showcase the home's potential.
Consider a pre-listing home inspection to identify and address potential problems.
Gather and organize relevant documents, such as warranties, manuals, and maintenance records.
Completing these tasks will help make your home more attractive to potential buyers, minimize the likelihood of surprises during the selling process, and potentially increase your home's market value.
Keep in mind that the specific maintenance needs may vary based on your home's age, condition, and location, so it is advisable to consult with a real estate professional for personalized guidance.
Additionally, have someone you trust take an objective tour of your home and give you their first impression.
If you are thinking about selling, let's connect. We can help you make your list and have a list of service providers that we have worked with previously that you can consider when DIY is out of the question.