Fall Maintenance Tips for Home Sellers

With spring cleaning far behind, and summer fun all but over, it is time to start fall home maintenance, especially if you are thinking about selling. Consider making these home improvements to boost your chance of a sale. Ensure you have adequate outdoor lighting. It won’t be long, and the days will be considerably shorter, which means buyers will need a well-lit path to your front door.If you install the seasonal storm doors and windows make sure they are in good working condition. If they need repair or should be replaced, now is the time to take that step.Pressure wash the exterior of your home – including the windows. As the leaves fall from the trees, your home will become more exposed to the scrutinizing eyes of potential buyers; so, make sure it’s appealing from the curb.Clean out the gutters and downspouts keeping them clear of debris. This will also show that you care for your home.Add weather stripping to doors and windows if needed; the time to address a cold draft or air leak is before the bitter cold sets in.Walk around the exterior of your home paying close attention to areas that may need to be caulked (places like windows, doors, joints, corners or anywhere something protrudes from the wall/roof). Caulking is best done before the temperatures get too cool.Check your HVAC system. Also make sure your furnace has a new filter and have the system checked out by a professional. A buyer will be asking for this to be done during a home inspection anyhow, so it is best to discover any problems early on.A roof inspection may seem overkill, but harsh winter winds and heavy snow can take a toll on your home. It is important to take care of any damage now to avoid repairs during the cold winter months. These fall home maintenance tips are quick, easy, and affordable. Do not have the time or you are unsure how to maintain and perform the proper repairs and/or maintenance? Call ANDY ONCALL®! ANDY’s Helpful Tips! Home Safety Home safety is an important part of preventative home maintenance. In case of an emergency, all adults in your household should know where the following controls are located and how to turn them off: Heating fuel (gas) main shutoffMain electrical fuse/breaker boxMain water shutoffWater shutoff valve for each toilet and sink in your home and your washing...

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