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Is Your Home Ready to Sell? A Checklist

Is Your Home Ready to Sell? A Checklist

Hot housing markets lead to homes selling quickly, but with so much activity comes a lot of competition. You don’t just want to sell your home, you want to sell it for the right price. You deserve to get the most out of your appreciating asset, especially if you’ve made upgrades and additions to your home. Before your house hits the market, you should ask yourself: Is your home ready to sell? Here’s a brief checklist of considerations to make before you list your home and get ready for your next chapter of life.

Is There Significant Structural Damage to Your Home?

This is obviously a major concern, and one you should address while living at your home. If you’ve got issues with your plumbing, foundation, or any of the interior infrastructure of your home, you’ll want to repair it for your sake and for the sake of the next homeowner. There’s nothing worse than listing your home for sale, only to find out via someone else’s home inspection that you’ve got major problems.

Has Your Home Suffered from Any Pest Damage?

Related to the structural damage concern, you should check to see if your home has suffered any damage from pests. If you’ve got rodents living in your attic or a persistent cockroach problem, these are areas you’ll need to clean up before you sell your home. In addition to being a nuisance, pests that make themselves at home inside your house often cause damage, so you’ll want to find and remove any pests as quickly as possible.

Have You Completed a Home Inspection?

While serious homebuyers will complete a home inspection before making a purchase, it’s better to be proactive about these situations. You should schedule a professional home inspection of your own to determine whether or not there are any issues throughout your house. Taking ownership of the situation will give you agency and prevent any embarrassing surprises from popping up later in the process.

Is Your Home Staged for Success?

Finally, in addition to checking the structural integrity of your home, you’ll want to make sure that your home looks presentable both inside and out. Staging your home is a major part of selling the property and getting the price you’re looking for. A beautifully staged home can maximize space and highlight the assets of a home. Be sure to research different techniques and approaches — and consider working with a realtor — to make sure your home looks its very best.

Carmel Valley Pest Control Provides Pest Control and Repair Services

Carmel Valley Pest Control is a team of experts who can evaluate your home for pest control concerns and remove any active pests from inside your home. The CVPC team also provides contracting services to help mend structural damage that can be caused by pests like termites and rodents. Further, CVPC provides home inspection services so you can feel good about listing your home. To work with CVPC before selling your home, contact Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.

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