Get your Providence home inspected before selling.Today we’re going to back way up and talk about the very first steps you need to take before putting your Providence home on the market. This isn’t about decluttering or cleaning or any projects you might want to do. Before you sell your house, you have to make sure the fabric is sound. This means getting the major systems inspected. Start with the bottom: the foundation. Providence real estate can be all kinds of gorgeous on the outside, but foundation problems are a deal breaker. Get your foundation inspected and discuss any repairs that might need to be done.

Make Sure Providence Real Estate Has Good Bones Before Selling

Once your foundation is dealt with, move on to the roof. Not all buyers are going to baulk at roofing issues, but you should know what you’re dealing with. Home buyers who go with an FHA loan won’t get financing unless the roof is in good shape. Call a reputable roofing company for an inspection. If your roof is good, they’ll issue you a certificate. That will reassure buyers.

Inside, the system most likely to cause problems if it fails is the plumbing. Newer houses have less to worry about in this department, since modern materials are very durable. No matter the age of the home, have a plumber inspect the pipes to be sure things look good. If they don’t, you’ll need to come up with a plan to either fix the plumbing or offer a discount on the price so a buyer can do the repairs. An older Providence home might also need to have an electrician come to take a look at the wiring. If you’ve replaced the wiring or a previous owner did, you’re probably safe. However, a home inspector will look at the electrical system, so you might as well know whether there are any issues with it.

Feel free to call the office if you need recommendations for any of these professionals. We’d also love to help you develop your house selling plan.