5 Simple Inspection Before you Put your Home for Sale in Northern Virginia Real Estate Market
Instead of getting shocked with all the details the buyers home
inspector finds about your home why not take few steps before listing
you home to avoid a feeling of threat that all buyer wants is more money
out of your bottom line. So savvy home seller from Northern Virginia
here are 5 simple inspection to avoid headaches later:
1. Pest Inspection- You
want to give curb appeal to your home. Adding that mulch is great but
depending on the source you get the mulch from it can attract termites.
Why not hire a local pest company who can inspect the home ahead of the
time for any sign of insect or pest issues.
2. HOA Violation: In
Northern Virginia, buyer has a right to receive Home owner Disclosure
package. To obtain this package your HOA may come out to your home for
visual inspection of the property. If you are on any standing violation
by-laws you have to correct it unless your buyer is willing to inherit
that violation. For example you have not painted your exterior is ages
it is now a good time to walk around your home and take care of any
issues that may come up on HOA violation list. Another option would be
to contact your HOA and ask them if they can conduct a visual
inspection. Some may charge you small fee. Won't it be great for a
buyer to receive a package that says "No Violations!"
3. Interior Inspection:
Many of us a long time home owner have over looked issues we have seen
daily in our home. Now it is time to get a contractor to come out and
repair all the items that were on your to-do list for a while. I have
recommend in some cases have my home owner inspect the home by a
professional home inspector. If any major issues we can either disclose
upfront or adjust the value to reflect the work needed.
4. Don't just get Carpet cleaned-
I have few home owners who are all thrilled about getting carpet
cleaned but forgot loose and wrinkled carpet can be a trip hazard. Get
your carpet company to stretch the carpets.
Have you looked at your intake vents? Do they have a collection of
dirty or webs. Remove and clean the vents. Change the filters if