|Posted by Jenelle Kirton on September 29, 2016 at 11:40 AM|
Here are a few tips you can share with your buyers and sellers alike to get, and keep, their homes in tip-top shape.
-Remind your clients that they can expect to spend at least 1% of the home’s value in repairs and maintenance annually.
-If your clients have a water heater that features a built-in water softener, remind them to salt their softener to avoid costly, irreversible damage
-Instruct your clients to be mindful of their home’s humidity levels. Particularly in basements, the level should be somewhere between 30% and 50%.
-Keep your clients vigilant when it comes to termites. A professional check from a trusted inspector once or twice a year can save a lot of heartache and money.
-One last tip is to perform a bi-annual or annual disaster kit check. Basic kits should contain flashlights or lanterns, nonperishable food items for at least 3 days, at least $100 cash – more if they have a larger family, a first aid kit, and a case of bottled water – or the equivalent.
Insight shared through Realtor.com