Tips for homeowners

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.



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