Construction and Maintenance

Getting Your Older Home Ready to Sell

Most experts and realtors will tell you that if you want to sell your home quickly, paint a few rooms, maybe upgrade your kitchen and bathrooms. While this is certainly good advice, it’s not complete advice. If you have an older home, there are other things you should be doing in order for it to be market-ready. Experts in waterproofing basement in Boston, insulation installers and foundation experts can all make your home more attractive to potential home buyers. Here are some things to check for before you put that “For Sale” sign on your lawn:

Attic

Check your insulation to make sure it’s still in place; if it’s older than 20 or 30 years, consider having more put in. Also check for drafts from the windows; condensation is a sign of leakage. Puddles on the floor or mold on the ceiling can be a sign of a roof leak. Make sure the attic is free of pests

Main Floor/second story

Check all of your windows and outer doors to ensure they have a proper seal and that there are no drafts. All windows should be in good working order (go up and down easily) and shouldn’t be drafty. Also, check for signs of cracks in the sills or frames.

Basement

Ideally your basement will be dry and your foundation sound. If you notice leaks or other issues, you may want to consider calling a professional before selling.

If you do notice problems with your home, you don’t have to run out and spend a fortune on fixing every little thing. Waterproofing your basement in Boston can be done

quickly and easily; other repairs may not be as simple, such as replacing your windows or your furnace. The important thing is to disclose everything to potential buyers and adjust your price according to the things that need to be done by them. Call Basement Technologies today to have your basement waterproofed.

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