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Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice

    How Should You Handle Repair Negotiations?

    If you’re selling your home, taking care of certain maintenance issues beforehand will help you have a more successful sale.

    If you’re in the process of buying or selling a home, I’ve got a list of five things to share that you should look out for when evaluating a home. There are five big-ticket items that could potentially cause a deal to fall through after you’re under contract:

    • Foundation. If there have ever been any foundation issues, make sure you disclose them as a seller. For buyers, seek out the foundation history for the home and make a note of any warranties or repairs that have been done.
    • Roof. Sellers should have this checked out before they list. If you have any tree limbs that are close to the roof, make sure that you trim them back by at least three feet.

    Make sure to get any electrical issues fixed before listing.

    • Electric. If any plugs aren’t working, make sure to get them fixed before listing.
    • Plumbing. Go through and check to see if you have any drips or slow-moving drains. If you need a good plumber, I’d be happy to connect you with one.
    • HVAC system. Have someone come out and service your system, change your filter, and get it cleaned. This could save you a lot in the long run.

    If you have any questions for me about these repairs or anything else involved in getting your home ready for the market, don’t hesitate to reach out and give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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