by Dan Wolf
on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 8:29pm.
When it comes to retaining the value of your home, nothing is more important than periodic maintenance. Maintenance might include something as straightforward as cleaning out drainage gutters or could involve a serious amount of work, such as with roof tile replacement. By learning more about how to effectively perform routine and sporadic maintenance on your home, effectively retaining its value and preventing damage from a disastrous calamity such as fire, flooding or mold should be achievable.
Curb Appeal is Essential
It won't matter how well maintained the inside of your home is when it comes time to put it on the market if there is no curb appeal. According to The Nest, "Cosmetics play a role in your home’s value. Dirty siding, loose railings and broken light fixtures could all curb value. An unkempt exterior can make potential buyers wonder what else you haven’t maintained. A fresh coat of paint to replace peeling areas, or even a power-washing to spruce up exterior walls, can help keep up your home’s value. Landscaping is part of curb appeal as well." The curb appeal of your home can also be affected by the appearance of nearby homes as well. If there are a lot of foreclosed or abandoned homes in the neighborhood, it might be worth mowing the lawn and pulling weeds to remove a negative impression on potential buyers.
Preventative Maintenance is Essential
Simple maintenance such as fixing a leak from a pipe or crack in the foundation, sealing off entrances to the home to prevent potential insect infestations and replacing obviously rotting wood can all go a long way.
Take the time to contact us at Wolf Real Estate Professionals if you have any questions about keeping up with home maintenance to retain value.