When it comes time to list your Tulsa home for sale, there can be much concern over what things needs to be done ahead of time. There are many things that can be done ahead of time to avoid problems later. To help avoid the nightmare of: a problem inspection or a cancelled contract, read on for a few tips from Realtor, Darryl Baskin with The Baskin Real Estate Specialists.
- Do minor repairs before you even place your home on the market. These little repairs will go a long way to preventing a nightmare inspection and can even increase the sales price of the home. These little repairs can include: leaking faucets, running toilets, burned out light bulbs, cleaning off your heating and air-conditioning system and closets- both inside and outside, and caulking around mortar and wood abutments with clear caulk.
- Walk around your home and check for signs that could lead to more serious problems. First, check under slab ducts for signs of rust or water. Second, check for cracks in your brick that are more than 1/4 inch wide. Third, look from the eyes of a buyer and make those simple repairs that they buyer would see.
- Hire a home inspector to perform a pre-listing home inspection and get those repairs done ahead of time.
- Call in the professionals to perform inspections on the electrical system, heating and air-conditioning system and do repairs and service work. Contact your Tulsa area heating and air-conditioning company, Tulsa area electrician, or other Tulsa Home Maintenance Professionals to get repairs done that you might not be able to do yourself.
- Have a Tulsa area pest control company treat your home for unwanted pests. Pests such as mice, roaches, wasps and other pesky critters are easily treated. Termites can cause major issues, as well. To avoid costly repairs in the future and to give your buyer some peace of mind, have a Sentricon HD baiting system installed. This will kill the entire termite colony and is much less expensive than other costly treatments and repairs.
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