Spring Maintenance Tips for an Anchorage House for Sale

Posted by Dan Wolf on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 9:55am.

Are you preparing your Anchorage house for sale to be viewed by potential buyers this spring? The first step to selling your Anchorage house for sale is learning what maintenance needs to be done in order to get it ready for potential buyers to view it. This step is essential if you want to sell quickly and find a motivated buyer looking for a home just like yours.

Here are some areas of the home you should maintain in order to get it ready for potential buyers:

Anchorage House for Sale: Spring Maintenance Tips

Roof and gutters

• Check all areas of the roof for lost and damaged shingles that need to be replaced. Shingles that are discolored, buckled, cracked, or loose can lead to additional damage due to the natural elements

• Inspect all areas around vents, skylights and chimneys to see if the flashing needs to be fixed or replaced

• Inspect all gutters for leaks, remove all debris and ensure drain spouts lead away from the foundation of an Anchorage house for sale

The Yard

• Use the ideas below to prepare the yard and exterior of an Anchorage house for sale to impress potential buyers and inspire thoughts and dreams of enjoying life in the amazing state of Alaska

• Spring rains in Alaska can lead to flooding and possible damage to the foundation of an Anchorage house for sale. Fill all low areas in the yard with soil and then pack it down. This will prevent pooling of rain water and possible flooding and remove a possible breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects

• Prepare flower beds and garden areas for planting season

• Trim hedges and bushes to add a refined look to the yard

The Exterior of the House

• Inspect all concrete areas of an Anchorage house for sale for cracks or signs of movement. Fill all cracks with a crack filler designed for concrete surfaces. Power wash concrete surface, once weather allows, and then seal using a concrete sealer

• Ensure all concrete areas slope away from the foundation of the house, accept for some pool decks

• Inspect all exposed wood trims around windows, doors, railings and decks for water damage due to rain. All discoloured and soft areas need to be inspected by a professional and possibly replaced

• Inspect all outside water faucets on an Anchorage house for sale for damage due to freezing water. Turn on the water flow and put your finger over the hole. If this stops the flow of water you could have a problem and should have the faucet inspected by a professional

• Inspect the exterior surface of all chimneys of an Anchorage house for sale for obvious signs of damage. Have the chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional

• Remove all dried wood from the exterior of an Anchorage house for sale. This includes stacks of firewood, which need to be at least 18 inches off the ground, and 2 feet from the home

• Call a heating and cooling professional to come in and clean and service the outside air conditioning unit of an Anchorage house for sale

• Make sure to change the filters on the furnace and air conditioning unit in an Anchorage house for sale to keep the air cleaner

• Clean the dryer vents by first unplugging the appliance and then disconnecting the hose attached to the vent in back of the dryer. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck out all lint from both the dryer vent and hose

The Interior of the House

• Once you check the exterior foundation of an Anchorage house for sale, make sure to check the basement area for signs of water damage. A musty smell, water stains or wet areas could be due to water leaking through the foundation of the home

• If you find any water damage or wet areas call in a professional to have a look at the foundation and plumbing in the home

• Clean the range hood of your stove of any built up grease by taking out the filter and washing it in the dishwasher or soaking it in a suitable cleaner for few minutes

Use these tips and ideas to get your Anchorage house for sale ready to be viewed by potential buyers this spring. They'll help you sell your house quicker and achieve the price you desire.

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