Secret Homeowner Tip

Secret Homeowner Tip

Here’s one of the best tips that can be shared with homeowners. If every homeowner understood how important this tip is, it would change the real estate game!


Here’s the tip: Maintain your home! It sounds simple, but it is SO important. Keeping up on home maintenance will help you preserve and increase the value of your home. When you own a home, it’s your responsibility to make sure the property stays in good shape. No one else is there to take care of the maintenance or fix things up. There’s no landlord—it’s all you. 


Now, the best way to do home maintenance is to stick to a schedule and keep an eye on your home’s systems. Get a home inspector you trust to come out every few years to check out your home’s systems and the areas you might not normally see. The inspector will give you an inspection report, likely with a few areas for you to fix or improve. 


It’s important to do this with a real home inspector because they have such a wealth of knowledge and experience. Even if you’re a pro handyman, a home inspector will likely see things that you may have missed. It’s also a good idea to be present during the home inspection too so you can see what the inspector sees. 


Once you get the home inspection report, read through it carefully and make a list of what needs to be fixed up or improved. Then, take the list and fix those items up as soon as possible. If you stick with this tip, your home and your future self will thank you! 


If you let maintenance take the back burner and put off fixing home problems, there’s a very, very high chance that those issues will snowball and turn into a more serious problem. Then, you’ll be stuck putting way more time, energy, and money to fix what could have been a weekend project. 


Again, this probably sounds simple, but you wouldn’t believe how many homeowners don’t keep up on home maintenance. While life gets busy and taking care of house stuff can get pushed down the list, it’s important to keep your home’s value high and maintain the property. Now, if you’ve maybe let a few things slip, take this as your sign to fix them up now! 


If you’re on the road to homeownership, keep this tip front of mind. It will make owning a home much easier and less stressful while keeping your home’s value in tip-top shape so you can sell it for the max profit down the road. Want more homeowner tips? Let’s chat!

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