Fall Maintenance Checklist for Home Sellers
Welcome to fall! The leaves are starting to change here in the south which means that fall is in full swing. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, it is imperative that you keep up with the condition of your home year-round. This is crucial if you want to earn top dollar and attract highly motivated buyers. As an experienced real estate agent, I hope to provide you with fall maintenance tips to keep your home in great condition over the fall and winter through this blog.
Update the Exterior
Make sure that your curb appeal is strong! This means that you need to take a look at the exterior paint, gardens, gutters, fence, and front porch. Create a neat appearance by raking regularly and keeping a tidy yard.
Nothing is cozier than curling up by the fire during the fall. So, if your home has a fireplace, ensure it is working and have it cleaned by a professional. Fireplaces can be a major asset when selling your home, so keep it inspected and in great condition.
Inspect Your Roof
Hire a professional or inspect your roof for any signs of damage. This can also help you be aware of any issues that may arise in the future. Make sure that nothing is blocking gutters or downspouts, such as leaves or other debris. Replace or repair any issues you may see.
After checking the exterior of your home, make sure that the inside is looking just as updated and clean. Inspect your walls, floors, light fixtures, and appliances to make sure they are not damaged. If needed, touch-up paint or call repairmen to fix any issues that you found during your inspection.
Check Your Safety Equipment
One thing that homeowners tend to forget is to check their safety equipment regularly. Replace batteries on your smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors. Ensure your fire extinguisher is not expired and is within an area that everyone can access it.
Ultimately, remember to take care of your home this fall season. Use this fall maintenance checklist to create a comfortable and safe environment for your family and future buyers. Keeping your home in good condition helps you stay competitive in the market when it comes time to sell your property!
We hope that this blog post has provided valuable insights on how to keep your home well-maintained during the fall and winter seasons. If you would like an agent on your side in the CSRA, contact our team today!
The Bradley Sikes Group
Meybohm Real Estate