Repairs To Make Before Selling Your House In Gainesville With An Agent

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If you are planning to sell your house in Gainesville and want to go through an agent, it’s important to know what repairs need to be done before going through with the process. In fact, you’ll be better off knowing that you are selling a house that is in good condition and won’t pose as a safety hazard to anyone who will purchase the home in the future. Even though Grid Home Buyers purchases homes regardless of condition, even we need to be aware of what repairs have to be made before we even sell homes to the next buyer.


Yet, if you are going the traditional route it’s always a good idea to get the home inspected prior to selling it. You can do this yourself or go through a professional home inspector (who will give you a detailed report of what you need to be repaired). The following are some common repairs that might need to be made to your house before you go through will the selling process:




One of the most important aspects of a well-functioning home is the ability to keep the water running. It’s always a great idea to check the plumbing system that your house has. Make sure that the pipes are not cracked or leaking. Check all faucets to ensure that they are not dripping even when they are completely off. Also, be sure that your toilet is not “running” when it’s not being used. The last thing you want to contend with is water damage. Such damage can lead to mold growth, which in turn can lead to a whole host of health problems for those living in the home.


Lighting And Electrical System


The electrical and lighting is definitely one other thing to pay attention to. Your light sockets should be in working order and all lightbulbs need to be replaced if and when needed. Also, this would be a good time to check for any wiring that may be faulty. If there are any damaged or frayed wires, get them replaced as soon as possible. This is one of the chief causes of any electrically related fires.


Structural Repairs


If there is one thing that will keep the house together literally, it’s the structural integrity. Any small little crack or chip to the foundation will spell disaster in the future if nothing is done. You’ll want to check for any cracks, chips, or other signs of damage to the house’s foundation, walls, ceilings, and anything else that might be important. If your house has had a history of termites, then you may want to get repairs done as soon as possible since termites may have likely eaten a good amount of wood from the house itself. 


If you are planning on selling your home at a better value price, then Grid Home Buyers will be here to help. Although we do buy homes in any condition, you might just get a better figure when it comes time to sell if any repairs are made and enough to improve the overall condition. Even if you don’t go through us, you still want to make as many repairs as possible so the house is in good condition to sell (and also safe to live in for the new buyers). 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding your house, contact Grid Home Buyers at 352-234-8389. We’ll be happy to walk you through the selling process if and when it comes time to sell your house for cash.