As the snow begins to melt and the sun shines brighter, the time for new beginnings — and new listings — is upon us. Make sure your home is in tiptop shape with these value-added spring repairs if you’re planning to put it on the market.
Ice dams and falling snow sheets can cause damage to a roof over a long, cold winter; gutters warp, soffits crack, and roof tiles shift. These can spell disaster once the snow begins to melt, especially if there is water backing up inside the house.
The goal is to do everything you can to help your home pass its professional inspection. So, shelling out now to make sure the roof is doing its job should be on your list of spring repairs.
Air Quality Control
While your AC system has been hibernating all winter, it’s about to be put through its paces by prospective buyers. Hire a professional servicing company to make sure all is working as it should be (and get a receipt as proof). A receipt brings peace of mind to potential buyers knowing this spring tune-up was taken care of.
Paint by Number
A fresh coat of exterior paint not only adds curb appeal but could add real value to your spring listing. Not all colours are created equal however. Slate grey, terra cotta, and dark brown are no-gos when it comes to appealing exteriors. Start your spring repairs by selecting a different neutral paint shade to set your home apart from all the rest.
Giving your home the deepest, most-thorough clean it’s ever seen is a must for a springtime listing. Nothing turns off prospective buyers like grime and mildew. It’s all fixable with a little (or a lot) of elbow grease. Be sure to pay special attention to the windows, making sure they’re spotless to let in as much light as possible.