Helpful Screen Beans

                                                                        (and help you maintain the home you buy!)





1. The rule of thumb is, if something needs repair, fix it! There are probably many things in your home that you have simply become used to over time . . . things that you have been promising yourself that you will attend to. Well, now is the time. The buyer will mentally add up the cost of repairing all those minor flaws and end up with an amount that is generally much higher than what it would cost you to do the repairs. You might be saying to yourself, "These repairs aren't any big deal." But the buyer is thinking, "If the owners didn't care for these little items, then what about the roof and the furnace?" Needed small repairs and perceived owner neglect will either lower the purchase price or lengthen the time required to sell.

2. Check all walls for peeling paint and loose wallpaper.

3. Large repairs: In today's climate of open disclosure and vigilant professional home inspections, the rule is "Treat a buyer as you would yourself." Repair any problems with major systems or offer an allowance for the buyer to make repairs after closing. Always disclose anything that you know about the property. Having been a consumer yourself, you know that buyers will more readily make a purchase decision with someone whom they can trust.


"How to prepare for a showing appointment
in Ten Minutes or Less!"

Like Us on Facebook and be notified instantly when new articles are posted. It's that easy!

Call the Dave Iliff Real Estate Team Today! 302-234-6044

Recent topics include:



Space Management



The Exterior

The Screen Beans have been
busy finding ways to help you!

Their stacks of ideas are only a
click away!

Call the Dave Iliff Team Today! 302-234-6044Call the Dave Iliff Team Today! 302-234-6044