I’m a firm believer in that if you take care of your property, it will take care of you when you [eventually] sell it. Far too often, I see sellers having to fork over a lot of money to a contractor after they’ve accepted an offer (usually post-inspection), or sell for less than they could have, if only they had kept up with routine home maintenance tasks.
I know you don’t want to be “that” seller someday, so here is my summer homeowner’s maintenance checklist.
Special thanks to the folks at Cap City Property Inspections for helping me put this list together.
Click here to print this list and knock it off your to-do list.
Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
- Check playground equipment
- Check wood decks and/or concrete patios for deterioration
- Check nightlights at top and bottom of stairwells
- Check exterior siding
- Check all window and door locks
- Check home for water leaks
- Check water hoses on clothes washer, refrigerator, icemaker and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
Annual Items if not Already Done
- Review emergency escape plan with your family
- Make sure house number is visible from street for first-responders to see
- Replace brittle, worn, or damaged extension cords
- Inspect and clean dust from covers of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms
If you’re thinking of selling your home, it’s a great time. Home around central Ohio have increased +7-9% in the last year, and there are many qualified buyers looking to get into home ownership. Click here to start the conversation.