I am frequently asked by homeowners for suggestions on how to maintain their home or what they need to do as preparation to sell their home. I always recommend a pre-listing inspection because you don’t end up having to renegotiate the price after the buyer has an inspection done. However, in these tough economic times people’s budgets are tight so here is a checklist of some things to look at.
- Clean the gutters and remove debris from the roof. Example: pine straw collecting in the valleys, small tree limbs.
- Remove tree limbs overhanging the roof and or limbs with direct contact to the roof shingles.
- Remove grade or pine straw/mulch from contact with siding. Provide a minimum 6” clearance between the ground and sill plate to prevent water