As the snow begins to melt and the sun shines brighter, the time for new beginnings — and new listings — is upon us. Make sure your home is in tiptop shape with these value-added spring repairs if you’re planning to put it on the market.
Ice dams and falling snow sheets can cause damage to a roof over a long, cold winter; gutters warp, soffits crack, and roof tiles shift. These can spell disaster once the snow begins to melt.
The goal is to do everything you can to help home pass its professional inspection. So, shelling out now to make sure the roof is doing its job should be on your list of spring repairs.
Air Quality Control
While your AC system has been hibernating all winter, it’s about to be put through its paces by prospective buyers. Hire a professional servicing company to make sure all it should be (and get a receipt as proof). A receipt brings peace of mind to potential buyers knowing this spring tune up was taken care of.
Paint by Number
A fresh coat of exterior paint not only add curb appeal but could add real value your spring listing. Not all colours are are created equal however. Slate grey, terra cotta, and dark brown are no-gos when it comes to appealing exteriors. Starting your spring by selecting a different natural paint shade to set your home apart from the rest.
Giving you home the deepest, most thorough out clean its ever seen is a must for a springtime listing. Nothing turns off prospective buyers like grime and mildew. It’s all fixable with a little of elbow grease. Be sure to pay special attention to the windows, making sure they’re spotless to let in as much light as possible.
Take a good look at the state of the bathtub. Could it be some love as part of your spring repairs? Reglazing the tub and re-grouting the surrounding tiles will make the area looks like new without having to do a full renovation. Bathroom are big focus for buyers. Having one that shows well is worth the work it would take.
Walk This Way
Salt, ice and snow buildup can damage and lift up walkway paving stones, making the front path uninviting and dangerous. Potential buyers make their first judgement when they walk up to the front of the house. Don’t let cracked pavers or raggedy shrubs turn them off.
This spring, make it all about letting the light stream in and showing off your home the way you know it can shine. Armed with this list of must-do spring repairs, your property will be set to make a splash on the resale market.