When it is time to sell your home, whether you are moving due to work or personal reasons, you will want to get the most money you can for your home. As you select a realtor and decide on a list price, you also need to take care of some interior maintenance. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for its sale.
Repair Your Appliances
The kitchen appliances are an important part of your home's value, as the kitchen's condition is a big selling point. If your home has old appliances that are breaking or don't work very well, a buyer is going to notice this and likely offer you a lower price for your home.
For example, if your fridge's ice maker is on the fritz, talk to an appliance repair company to have it repaired so that it works perfectly. Make sure your stove's burners, oven warming compartment, and overhead fan are each working properly. If you have an appliance service contract, take advantage of it to have any deferred appliance maintenance completed before it ends at the sale of your home.
Check and repair any problems on all your kitchen appliances. If your dishwasher has any broken prongs on its dish racks, broken panels inside the silverware holder, or is missing the cap to the rinse agent compartment, have them replaced with new parts. This can be helpful instead of buying a whole new dishwasher, especially if your current dishwasher is only a few years old. Talk to a local appliance repair professional to order any new parts.
Clean Out Your HVAC System
Your home's heating and cooling ventilation system should also be cleaned out so that your home shows well to prospective buyers, especially the heat vent openings and cold air intake vents. Vacuum out the vent covers and wipe out the interior of the ductwork with a cleaning rag and some water. You can also hire a professional ductwork cleaning service to remove dust and allergens from the full system, especially if you have a cat or dog living in your home. When a potential buyer views your home, you don't want them to suffer from an allergy attack while they tour through your home.
Take some time to have your HVAC tuned up and change out the filters. When a prospective buyer views your home during winter or summer, they will be able to verify each respective system is working well and not blowing dust through dirty vents. For more information, contact a company like J & M Appliance.