Santa Clarita homeowners who want to sell their properties this summer are gearing up to prepare for this event.   If you are planning on putting your home on sale in a few months, April is the perfect month to get a home inspection.  Unless your home is brand new, you will most likely have some home improvement projects to complete to make your home is more attractive to potential buyers.  You don’t want to miss getting your property on the market during the peak season, so start to prepare now.

Your first step is to get a home inspection.  If you want to get top dollar for your home, you need to find out what repairs should be done to make it look as attractive as possible.   A good home inspector will come to your home and look over various aspects of your property.  He or she can make recommendations on what is the best plan of action to take.

A home inspector will check the roof, the foundation and the water piping system.  Other areas of inspection include the heating/air conditioning systems as well as the various appliances such as the dishwasher.

Some home buyers want everything in mint condition.  Others are willing to buy “fixer uppers” and buy the property “as is”.  What is your goal in selling the property?  Do you want top dollar for your home or are you happy getting less money and leaving the repairs to the new owner?  Before you decided what repairs to make, you need to decide on this important factor.

The majority of home buyers do not want to move into a property that is not in reasonable condition unless they are planning on flipping the property (fixing it up and re-selling it within weeks).  So it is important that you get your home inspected and repairs made before it is put on the market.   If the repairs you make can pay for themselves with a higher home price as well as help sell your home more quickly, isn’t it worth it?