The beautiful Shuswap spring weather will be here before we know it – and with the new season comes a fresh outlook on polishing our property. As a homeowner, you know there’s always plenty of work to be done around your house. Don’t forget to prioritize the not-so-glamourous tasks, like a spring inspection of your property to ensure you keep your home and your investment maintained.
Examine the Exterior of Your Home
When it comes to examining your home’s exterior, there are five key zones you’ll want to keep a close eye on;
1) Chimney and Vents
2) Roof and Gutters
3) Siding and Walls
5) Windows & Doors
Getting a comprehensive analysis of these items will provide you with a good picture of how well your home is holding up to the Canadian elements. Aside from the physical attributes of your home, it’s also a good idea to scan your lawn, deck, patio furniture, and barbeque in case any issues have popped up during the winter.
Inspect the Interior of Your Home
The best way to begin your interior inspection is to do a thorough spring cleaning. It’s important to be able to properly see what you’re examining – this is your time to shine. Conquer those forgotten chores, like cleaning the walls and baseboards, having a look behind your washer and dryer, and getting to those tough to reach areas that you often overlook.
Once your house is spic and span, the interior investigation can commence. You’ll want to review spaces such as your attic and basement – pay attention to if there’s any moisture, drafts, or temperature changes in any part of these areas, as this could mean you’re in need of repairs or extra insulation. You’ll also want to check items like your air conditioner, water tank, and plumbing for any leaks or cracks. I recommend taking a notepad or clipboard through the house with you, marking down tasks you notice during your full inspection.
Now that your home is in tip top shape, it may have you wondering what your home is worth in the Shuswap area real estate market. I’m happy to help you answer that question; connect with me for a Comparative Market Analysis, where I’ll help you determine a listing price range to capitalize on the fair market value in your neighbourhood.
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