Like when you first meet a person, you and your home have less than a minute to make a good impression. Getting a fast sale for maximum price is less difficult when you pay attention to the details. Attention to important areas can make all the difference.
During a Phoenix home inspection we, like everyone else, see the landscaping condition and exterior paint condition first. We think manicured landscaping and a fresh coat of neutral or warm tone paint is the most important first move to make to grab the attention of a buyer. After that, flooring surfaces are a very critical area on which to focus. You may not need to replace all of the flooring surfaces but cleaning and grout repair is a must. The eyes of an average homebuyer will then focus on doors & windows, appliances, lighting & ceiling fans and faucet/fixture condition. Pay extra attention to kitchen and baths. Don’t forget the garage; many people are very interested in the condition of the garage. Most buyers will oddly overlook the condition of the major components and systems like roof, heating & cooling system, electrical system, etc. – that’s why they hire a home inspector. The best Phoenix home inspectors will look past the finishes and focus on the major components of the property.
To sell a home promptly for top dollar, focus on the following:
- Doors & Windows
- Lighting & Ceiling Fans
- Faucets & Fixtures
If you want to impress the home inspector, you will need to do a few more things. Have the major systems in proper working order and complete the general repairs needed at the home. Home inspectors are paid to be detailed about the maintenance needs of the property; you should prepare your home for sale with similar attention to detail.