Make Necessary Repairs

By
Home Inspector with Affordable Canadian Home Inspections

MAKE NECESSARY REPAIRS.

Of all the things homeowners control when selling their home, the condition of the property is the most important. There are probably some problems in your home that you have become used to. Attend to them now. A serious prospect will likely have a professional home inspection. Making repairs beforehand will leave less for the prospect's inspector to find.

 

Repair all items that fall into the following 5 categories:

1. Any major defect such as a structural problem.

2. Small defects that lead to major defects such as a small roof flashing leak.

3. Items that may hinder your buyer's ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the property.

4. Any safety hazard such as a missing hole covers at the electrical panel.

5. Minor items noticeable to prospects such as a leaking faucet.

 

Tip: Save repair receipts for tax purposes and for inclusion in your promotional packets.

 

 

 

DON'T MAKE REPAIRS YOURSELF IF YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED.

·  Your prospects or their inspectors may recognize sub-standard work.

·  Doing it yourself may take too long.

·  You could create a safety hazard.

·  The value of your own labor is not tax deductible.

·  You will be blamed for faulty repairs discovered later

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Affordable Home Inspections

      Home Inspections Since 1997

     30 years experience in home renovation and general contracting

     15 years experience as a real estate investor and in marketing

 

Affordable Home Inspections          905-730-9300        www.affordablehomeinspections.ca

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Marie Episale
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good advice.  thanks.

Mar 05, 2010 06:59 AM #1
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Excellent information..and so true

Mar 06, 2010 03:11 PM #2
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Robert May
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Reviewing some old featured posts, this one clearly needed a comment.  Feel free to visit me back at my lethbridge real estate blog and leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.

Aug 08, 2010 05:22 AM #3
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Hey, Eldon - You got off to a good start but I see you haven't been blogging in a while. Hope you're well and busy, but if you need some help understanding ActiveRain and taking advantage of the love affair between Google and your ActiveRain blog, let me know. Don't be a stranger!

Sep 15, 2010 03:54 AM #4
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I agree you need to correct what you can for a short pass through.

Sep 18, 2010 11:50 PM #5
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Good post and something we could all forward to our clients!  Thanks for sharing!  Kathy

Sep 19, 2010 01:57 AM #6
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Liz Flint
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Hi Al, I like your comments about the customer doing the work himself.  So many customers want to save the expense and do the work themselves, so this is a relevant blog.

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With just 36 days left in 2010, Zoey the Cool Cat and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it’s a great one, with lots of fun and food with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Eldon, too many homeowners wait until just before selling to fix up their home and they don't get to enjoy the updates.  Those that don't fix them up forget that the buyer will want all those small repairs fixed before waving the condition on inspections.  Doing the job before listings saves a lot of headaches.

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