December 01, 2021 at 9:57am | Lisa Crumby

According to the NAR (National Association of Realtors), around 37% of contracts fall through because of repair issues sellers could have addressed before listing their property. ⁣

This alone shows that while your home doesn’t have to be perfectly flawless, you should invest time and money to get it in working order. Here are a few must-fix items. (And trust me, if you don’t fix these now, you’ll be doing it later, promise!):⁣

• Faulty wiring⁣
• Grading and drainage issues⁣
• Roof leaks and shingle problems⁣
• Foundation issues⁣
• Heating and air-conditioning problems⁣
• Plumbing and septic issues⁣

When in doubt, ask me what to address before listing. Chances are you’ll recoup some or all of the cost you put in when you sell.⁣ I would also recommend having a home inspector come and inspect your home prior to listing. Not only can you address/repair misc items by hiring a professional contractor, there may be some items that you can repair yourselves and save some money as a DIYer.

Thinking about listing your home? I’d love to listen to your plans for selling and offer my input -- no strings attached -- send me a message today!⁣

Happy 🏡 Selling!


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