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There are few things for a home seller that are more stressful than the home inspection. You hope and pray that everything will come out a-OK in your house so that your buyers will want to continue with the sale without asking for too many contingencies. There’s a few simple things that you can do to make sure your home inspection goes smoothly. The good news is that these tasks won’t cost you a lot of time or money. A few simple actions can save you a lot of grief in unnecessary service calls. Check out these tips to help you get through the home inspection with flying colors:


Check Your Light Bulbs


If you have a light bulb that’s simply burnt out, that could prompt the need for a check of the entire electrical system in your home. Avoid a costly visit from an electrician just by checking your light bulbs and replacing them where necessary. 


Check Your Air Filters 


The air filters in your home can be easily neglected and be a big problem in the home inspection process. Even if a filter looks a little gray, take the time to replace it. You should check your air filters and furnace filters for any potential problems like tears or excess dirt. For bonus points, you may want to just replace the filters before the inspection no matter how little dirt they have on them. Otherwise, a clogged filter can be a sign that your furnace or heating and cooling system isn’t working properly. 


Check Your Sinks


A few dollars spent on some drain unclogging chemicals is a few hundred dollars potentially saved on a plumber. Fill up your sinks with water and see how they drain. If they’re a bit slow, get the chemicals that you need to work on unclogging the drains (such as Drain-o). If there’s a funny smell coming from the drain, be sure to address it. Lemons also work wonders on everything from drains to garbage disposals. Even some baking soda and vinegar can help to clean a drain wonderfully. 


Fix Major Repairs Before Your Home Goes On The Market


If you know something pressing needs to be fixed or replaced in your home, be sure to fix it before the home even goes on the market. It’s much easier to take care of things before a buyer’s contingency and a time limit is involved. Although you may be hesitant to spend the money, you should replace certain appliances, fix the roof, or address that creaky floor before the “For Sale” sign even goes out front.


75 Cardinal Way, South Windsor, CT 06074  

Residential
$449,999
Price
9
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Sparkling clean 4 bedroom colonial in desirable Deming Estates has central air and central vac and backs up to town Open Space. The covered front porch leads into a 2 story foyer which is open to the formal living room & dining room both with hardwood floors. The spacious kitchen with eat in area and center island was recently updated with granite counters and a quartz sink. Sliders off the kitchen lead to a 14x28 deck overlooking the backyard. Laundry is conveniently located in the first floor half bath with new granite countertop. Master bedroom offers a walkin closet and both the master bath and the second full bath were nicely upgraded with granite counters. The fourth bedroom over the garage has a vaulted ceiling and is spacious and versatile, could be a second family room, game room or play room, a guest space, office space or exercise room. The full basement is finished adding an additional 600 square feet. Located in the new Orchard Hill district, this beautifully maintained home won't be on the market long!


82 Saddle Back Drive, South Windsor, CT 06074  

Residential
$429,900
Price
9
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
WELCOME HOME! GREAT CURB APPEAL! As you enter this spectacular 4/5 Bedroom Colonial/Cape with 4-full Baths, you can imagine yourself moving right in! Beautiful wideboard wood floors enhance every room. As you enter, there is an office/possible 1st floor bedroom to your left- a formal living room to the right. On your way to the kitchen you pass by a 1st flr full bath. The gorgeous kitchen with adjoining dining room for Holiday gatherings features oak cabinets, ample granite counters, a large pantry plus tons of recessed lighting. All overlooking an eating area with a cozy wood burning fireplace, surrounded by builtin bookshelves & sliders to a large deck for entertaining. Walk through to the sunken family room - at the heart of the home - anchored by a floor to ceiling brick wall & wood burning stove complimented by amazing custom wood panels & builtins along with an atrium door to the deck. Walk up 7 steps to one of two Master Bedroom suites. This 17x13 designer MBR suite features a bay window, huge walk in custom designed closet & a dream master bath featuring a jacuzzi plus an oversized shower & elegant white cabinetry. The second floor includes the 2nd MBR suite with ample closets & full bath, along with two other bedrooms serviced by their own full bath. A newly carpeted room in the lower level- perfect for an office. Central air, attached 2-car garage. All the bells and whistles and then some!! Put this home on your Must See list!!


If you plan to sell your house, you should be proactive. Because, in most cases, a proactive home seller is a successful home seller.

With a proactive approach, a home seller can find unique ways to differentiate his or her house from the competition. That way, this home seller can boost his or her chances of a quick, profitable home sale.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices for proactive home sellers.

1. Upgrade Your Home's Interior and Exterior

Ensure your house looks great both inside and out. By doing so, you can guarantee your residence will make a long-lasting impression on homebuyers.

When it comes to improving your home's interior, it pays to mop the floors, wipe down the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance. If you need extra help along the way, you can always hire a professional home cleaning company as well.

To upgrade your home's exterior, you should mow the lawn, remove dirt and debris from walkways and perform any necessary home siding repairs. Remember, your house only gets one chance to make a positive first impression. And if your home's exterior dazzles, it will increase the likelihood that a buyer will want to set up a home showing.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

What you paid for your house a few years ago is unlikely to match your home's value today. Luckily, a home appraisal can help you set a competitive price for your residence from day one.

During a home appraisal, a professional appraiser will examine your home's interior and exterior. He or she also will evaluate assorted housing market data and use all of this information to provide a property valuation.

After you receive a home appraisal report, you should review the report findings closely. By leveraging all of the report data, you should have no trouble establishing a competitive price for your residence.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

If you want to be a proactive home seller, you need to work with a real estate agent. In fact, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you accelerate the home selling process and ensure you can get the best price for your house.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of selling a home and will teach you about the home selling journey. Plus, he or she will learn about your home selling goals and guarantee you can accomplish your aspirations.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to set up home showings and open houses, promote your residence to potential buyers and negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf. And if you have home selling questions, a real estate agent is happy to answer them.

There is no need to take a wait-and-see approach to selling your home. Instead, use the aforementioned tips, and you can become a proactive home seller.



This listing recently sold for $232,500.

38 Snipsic Lake Road, Ellington, CT 06029  

Residential
$244,900
Price
$232,500
Sale Price
8
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
A hidden gem - yet close to everything! Enjoy the start of Spring as you walk out the front door of this cozy 3 Bedroom cape, put your hiking boots on and enjoy the serenity of the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir - the water covers 522 acres, complete with walking trails. Back inside to the huge open and airy Great Room with large windows to let in the sunlight as you overlook the very private backyard - add to that a wood burning stove for those chilly nights - you're home!! Sliders to a large heated sunroom - enjoy some easy reading. The kitchen cabinets have been updated and include Silestone countertops. The large dining room for Holiday gatherings features beautiful wood floors, a wood burning fireplace and a bow window. A first floor bedroom, an updated full bath and an office completes the main level. The second floor features 2 good sized bedrooms and an updated bathroom. Newer roof, new furnace in 2007, new siding in 2011. Wood floors throughout. A great private location, yet close to grocery store and medical facilities.