It’s that time of year again—warmer weather is on its way. The summer season is an excellent time to sell a home. According to the experts at Zillow, homes sold in the summertime “sold almost two weeks faster than average, and for $2,500 more.”If you’re motivated to sell your home before fall arrives, be aware of these summer inspection areas of focus so you can make improvements before the evaluation.
Inspect the Air Conditioning Unit
As the temperatures begin to climb, the air conditioning unit will be working overtime to cool the entire house. HVAC problems can throw a wrench in an otherwise uneventful home inspection, so be sure to have this component assessed by a professional if you’re concerned about its condition.
Check the Gutters
After the snow has melted and chances of rain showers are slim, it’s a perfect opportunity to get outdoors and take a look at the gutters. Clogged or leaky gutters can lead to water damage, which is the last thing you’ll want to contend with when you’re ready to sell your home. If the leak is minor, you’ll probably be able to repair rather than replace the damaged material.
Evaluate the Doors and Windows For Energy Efficiency
A qualified home inspector will examine the doors and windows for cracks, rot, and alignment. Windowsills are notorious for harboring mildew and rot, which is an unfortunate find during the property inspection. If the windows or doors are misaligned or not sealed properly, your household (and the future owners) will notice higher utility bills and a home that’s difficult to keep cool or warm. In most cases, a simple fix of re-caulking or sealing will remedy energy efficiency problems.
Maintain the Roof
Roofs in Colorado take quite a beating during the winter months, and the home inspector’s job is to evaluate this area for defective or missing shingles, water damage, or loose gutters. Roof problems can be a nightmare to deal with, so keep an eye out for issues and get in touch with a roofing contractor as soon as you notice a problem. To be on the safe side, consider reaching out to a professional before listing the home to ensure that this vital component is in good shape for the home inspection.
Even in a seller’s market, it’s important to give your property a checkup to identify and address potential problems. Homerun Inspection has served the Denver area for over 20 years, and we’re happy to provide you with a detailed report on how the property fares. If you’re ready to move forward with the inspection, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.