Property can be a treasure to inherit. It can be full of memories of the good times spent with your loved one. But it can also be a lot of work. Old houses are often not up to code, which means a lot of extra costs. Not to mention all the updates that will be needed to make the house look and feel up to date. Here are the top five things you’ll need to make sure are up to code and functional before you try to sell.
Look for signs of water damage on ceilings and floors. Even slow leaks or poorly sealed windows can cause a lot of damage.
If the person who lived in the house smoked in it there will need to be major repairs to get the smell out along with any yellowing of the paint.
2. Electrical Outlets
All of these need to be up to code with outlet covers installed. Make sure all fuzes are functional and there are no exposed wires.
Look for scratches, worn through areas, and water damage. Also be aware of any wear and tear caused by pets in the home. Stained carpets or broken tile may require a complete reflooring project. But if there is spare tile or wood from the original install you might be able to save yourself some money.
4. Windows and Doors.
Without proper maintenance these can be problem areas. If these are not properly sealed from the elements there can be interior damage. They also need to be completely up to both housing and fire codes.
Plumbing can be a hassle, but if you want to sell your house on the market you will need to make sure that it is working perfectly. A toilet that runs, a shower that leaks, or a hot water heater that isn’t up to the job are all things that will keep your house from selling. Unfortunately old houses, with old plumbing will usually have one or more of these issues.
It is always a good idea to get a full inspection of any house that you are hoping to sell. The inspector will give you an exhaustive list of things that need to be addressed before you can hope to sell with a realtor.
However, Kentucky Sell Now is here to help you avoid all of those repairs and delays. If you are wanting to sell this property for a fair cash price, contact us today. Don’t worry about any of those repairs, closing costs, or extra fees associated with selling a house. Just contact us today and have cash in your hands in as little as 7 days.