As we enter the peak selling season of an already hot real estate market, homeowners looking to sell need to do all they can to make sure their home stands out. While the typical updates to the home are still high on the list of priorities, there is one space that needs attention below.
Beyond just cosmetic work to cover up or repair obvious damage, getting cracks in your foundation fixed before listing will alleviate any issues once inspectors and potential buyers start coming around. Even when realtors say that a few cracks in the foundation are not detrimental, buyers probably won’t view it that way.
When shopping for a new home, people often make more out of a cosmetic issue than is really necessary. You may have been living with those cracks without issue, as far as you know, but others may incorrectly think those cracks are why you are listing the home in the first place.
More Benefits of Exploring Foundation Repair Before Listing
Calling in a professional foundation repair company before listing a home offers several benefits to the current owners. First of all, those cracks might actually be a bigger issue than you thought.
This is much better to discover before listing than after an inspection that could be a deal breaker and cause a buyer to walk away after being under contract. Avoiding this headache and having the time to choose how to address it are well worth finding out beforehand.
While perhaps not requiring foundation piers or other major repairs, addressing foundation cracks can uncover issues with leaks and plumbing of which homeowners may be unaware. Again, it is best to discover these concerns ahead of time.
Fixing Foundation Cracks Means a Smoother Sell
When the cracks are just normal wear and tear—which means a less invasive fix—the expense of having a foundation repair company fix them will be well worth the peace of mind when it comes time to begin showing the home. This can be one more item checked off on a sometimes very long docket of to-do’s!
A local foundation repair company like Tom’s Basement Waterproofing provides high quality solutions for any issue. Call Tom’s Basement Waterproofing at 586-949-7826 or use our online contact form to request more information about preparing your home to go quickly this selling season.