Friday, January 6, 2017

Putting your house on the market? Have safety on your check list. By Amy Krikken

When you hear the word safety, what comes to your mind?
There are many areas where safety is of concern. 

We wear our seatbelt when we are in a vehicle, we wear a helmet when necessary, and some of us put on our snow tires for the season. 

What do we mean when we talk about safety in terms of real estate?  What are some items that should be on the forefront of your mind, if you are considering selling this Spring?  

Often things come up during the inspection process that point out deficiencies in the safety department.  Is there a missing railing in the home? Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors properly installed and in working order?  When is the last time you had your chimney cleaned? Have you had your water tested, any potential buyer is going to ask for a copy of the results. How seamless could the process be if you preemptively provided these results?

Is your home older than 1978, might it have lead? How is your indoor air quality? Does anyone else in your neighborhood have a radon mitigation system, perhaps you could consider getting your home tested for Radon.

Any work that you can complete BEFORE you place your home on the market will work to your advantage, and stave off stress.  That old saying "Why put off until tomorrow, what you can do today?" could not be more appropriate when we are talking about shoring up the safety of your home.  

Safety is one aspect to consider when selling your home.  I am a Realtor, and I can assist you in optimizing the presentation of your home in the marketplace to get it sold.  Call or e-mail me today, 207-317-1338,      

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