Conquer Problems Found During Home Inspections Before You List

If you are selling your Tahoe Keys home, you know that there is a lot of prep work to be done before you even list it! Cleaning, de-cluttering, fixing and staging are just a few of the things that go in to a property for sale in the Tahoe Keys before it hits the market. After all that work, one would typically feel a huge weight being lifted once an offer has been made. If this is you, don’t get too excited just yet.  You still need to get through inspections. Most buyers sign a contingency that allows them to back out if the inspection report comes back unsavory. While you may think you know your home for sale in Tahoe Keys, just remember that someone with a neutral eye will be coming through to inspect every last detail of your home and this could make or break the sale. So what can you do to make sure your Tahoe Keys home for sale passes and moves on to a smooth closing? Read on!

Let’s start outside with the roof. Lake Tahoe can see some pretty intense weather with a lot of precipitation depending on the winter. A harsh winter can bring heavy snow, harsh winds, ice and more which can cause a leaky roof and eventually mold. Sometimes the problems are so small you don’t notice an issue until something major happens. Before you list, have a certified inspector come out and check to make sure everything is up to par so you can make any major repairs before you get an offer and go through the inspection process.

Moving on inside, one of the most common issues that comes back on an inspection report is electrical. This could be a variety of things: improper breakers, ungrounded fixtures, overfused wiring, backward wiring and so much more. Seeing as electrical issues can lead to fire and are considered extremely unsafe, you should call an electrician before you list if it has been a while since one has come or if you notice any shorts in a circuit.

In fact, frequent maintenance on any Tahoe Keys home is important. So often we get caught up in daily life that cleaning out the dryer vent or re-caulking showers, tubs and sinks can be overlooked. If it is only for a little bit, that should be ok, but over the course of a long period time? Your home for sale in Tahoe Keys could need some maintenance, and quick! Letting these things go can cause further damage. When calling a maintenance person, make sure you pick one that comes with excellent references. Choosing the cheapest and quickest could cost you more in the long run.

Speaking of choosing the cheapest and quickest, know when to call a professional. So many sellers of Tahoe Keys homes for sale think they can do the work themselves and just pay the cost of materials. If you are not a contractor or experienced in what you are fixing, save yourself the time and head ache and call a professional. This could be the difference between a smooth transaction during the inspection of our home for sale in Tahoe Keys.

The bottom line is that if you are getting ready to list your Tahoe Keys home for sale, definitely make sure that any potential problems have been identified and fixed by a professional. For more information on Tahoe Keys real estate, call Peter Delilli at 530-308-4331.

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