Welcome to the new world of “fixing to sell.” Gone are the days of throwing it on the market and seeing what happens. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure AskForRed.com clients are prepared to look for possible issues that might affect their home’s sale or their purchase of a new home.
Here are some tips from "Pillar To Post" to guide you through a "DIY" home inspection.
Tip: Do not fully cover your air conditioning unit during the winter — doing so will cause the fins to rust inside. Instead, consider covering it with a piece of plywood and securing it with a rock.
Tip: Proper guardrails should be at least 36 inches to 42 inches tall. Check local zoning laws.
Ensure the garage entrance has a working fire-rated door with auto closure.
Tip: Use a wood block to test door closure for pressure.
Tip: Another common entry point is where the air conditioner lines enter the house.
Tip: Also, while you’re up by the roof, it’s worth doing a survey to see if there are any missing shingles or other types of damage.
Tip: Check to see that there are no large pools of water in the yard or in buckets or planters on the grounds. Insects will breed there.
Tip: Use a tool such as a screwdriver to push in and gently check wood.
Tip: It’s also a good time to clear away a pile of firewood outside (or inside); because there’s a chance something might be nesting under it; put on protective gloves before picking up any of the wood.
Big tip: If you are purchasing a home or condominium on a golf course — please watch this video.
In the end, the best solution for all homeowners is to cruise their homes both inside and out once a month and check for problems. These tiny issues are so much easier to stop before they grow into monster problems.
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