Ohh Happy Tuesday! Buyer/Seller To-Do List

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Real Estate Agent with Paramount Realty Soluitons

Today it seems like one of those days that you know is going to be good from the very start. I have been singing and my 8th grade students are certainly looking at me like I am crazy, but I am okay with it. 

Tomorrow 280 of them and myself along with 4 dozen other adult volunteers and teachers will be heading for 3 days of tours in Washington DC. 

It is definitely a beautiful time to be buying and selling homes, today in Raleigh it is going to be close to 90 degrees, so you have to ask yourself, when was the last time I had my A/C unit tuned up, it is amazing how much efficiency is lost when things are not maintained. 

Here is a great to-do list for the Spring/Summer Season and whever you are preparing to sell your home. I also use this list with my buyers to see if the sellers have maintained the property before we put in an offer. 

Spring / Summer Home Repair and Maintenance Checklist

Windows and Doors

 Repair cracked windows

 Putty, caulk or add weather-stripping as needed

 Clean and lubricate window channels for smoother sliding

 Clean and install screen windows and doors

Basement

 Check for and seal cracks and leaks in walls and floor

 Clean vents and ensure proper operation

 Test, clean and lubricate sump pump

 Discard accumulated junk

Smoke Detector

 Test and replace batteries

Porch, Patio and Deck

 Clean and seal deck

 Check wood for signs of rotting, replace boards where necessary

 Take out outdoor furniture

Exterior Walls

 Check for missing or loose siding

 Caulk joints and minor cracks

 Look for deteriorated finishes to preserve wood

 Touch-up painting or paint entirely

 Repair brick & mortar damage

Exterior Plumbing

 Turn on sprinkler system and other lines

 Connect all hoses to outside spigots

Check spigot locations

Roof

 Repair damaged soffit panels

Gutters

 Clean gutters

Attic

 Check vent openings for nests and other blockage

 Make sure vents and/or attic fans work properly

 Look for signs of roof or flashing leaks on rafters and insulation

Plumbing

Water Pressure

Drains

Garbage Disposal

Shower Heads

Toilets

HVAC

Furnace and A/C turn on and produce correct temperature

Programmable Thermostat

Filters

Interior Walls and Ceilings

Cracks

Paint

Baseboards

Cleanliness 

Electrical

Fuse Box

Outlet and Light Switch Cover Plates

GFI Outlets near water sources

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Gabe Macaluso

Realtor at Paramount Realty Solutions

gabe@paramountrealtysolutions.com

@paramountgabe

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