If you are thinking about moving home, there are so many things you need to think about before contacting a realtor and putting your home on the market. However, there are still things that are overlooked and can put any potential buyers off.
You may have renovated the kitchen, fitted a luxury bathroom and high-end flooring throughout, yet if you’ve forgotten any of these things, it may put your chances of a sale down to zero.
What do drafts mean?
Drafts may indicate bad or even no insulation. This could be from your attic, your front door, or your windows. It is a sure indicator that your house is not efficient and could mean that a buyer will be wasting money on electricity bills that are too high.
If that alone didn’t make any potential buyer think twice, it might also make them question the security of the home, so it is best to make sure you have double glazed or triple glazed windows and doors, all of which are lockable.
This is also the time to check that your roof and attic are properly insulated. Getting a workman in to look them over and fill in any gaps you might have in your insulation or even install some if you do not have any.
As you probably know, a house loses a lot of heat from the roof, so a well-insulated, energy-efficient loft space can add to the value of your home.
It may be an indication of damp
This is a huge problem for a house’s structural integrity and can cause plenty of serious problems over time. This generally comes from holes or leaks in the roof, so you might need a company specializing in residential roof repair. They can ensure you do not get any leaks and damp issues.
However, dampness is not just an external issue. It can also be caused by bad internal plumbing and inefficient bathroom sealant that causes moisture to get into walls and under your bath or shower and then into your floorboards.
This is hazardous as it causes the floorboards to rot at an accelerated rate. This can also cause black mold to grow, which can be bad news for your respiratory health if breathed in too much, so ensuring that there are no gaps in your bathroom sealant should also be on your to-do list.
Drafts are a problem across the board, and if you are looking to sell your house. It may be a good time to check for these issues before receiving any valuations, as it can affect your house’s value. If you haven’t already done it, now is also the time to check for pests can have them removed if any are present.
These are just a few of the overlooked areas that people forget to address before they put their homes on the market, and any one of these can either decrease the value of your home or put a buyer off entirely.