A presale building inspection will identify any defects and issues that potential purchasers could use to reduce the price of sale or rethink purchasing a property.
For someone about to put their property on the market, the following should be considered in order to get a buyer and a fair price:
- Fix or replace damages flooring, such as torn lino or cracked tiles
- Fix any drains, faucets, or plumbling fixtures that aren’t operating
- Paint the interior and exterior. Fill and paint any cracks or holes
- Replace burnt out bulds and brocken electrical sockets. Most agents will want to turn on all lights for a showing
- Replace or fix broken stairs as well as any creak
- Replace old locks and doorknobs. Make it easy for a buyer to walk in
- Fix any doors that don’t open easily
- Replace cracked windows and torn screens
- Fix cracks in the driveway and remove any mould from exterior surfaces
- Replace broken gutters and down pipes
- Reseal any exterior wood finishes
- Repair the roof
Any large repairs such as a full roof replacement may increase the selling price. Also, if repairs are beyond you financial capabilities, it may be appropriate to offer a potential buyer an allowance for renovation.