Items Homeowners Forget When Selling Their Home {Richmond, VA}

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It is not uncommon for Richmond, VA homeowners to underestimate the costs to sell their home when the time comes.  Most people budget for the repairs to update their home for showings.  They don't account for the costs after the home is under contract.  My advice is to over-budget because unless you have a property inspection done before going to market, you have no idea what could go wrong.  These are common items that I have experienced in #Richmond, VA.

Here are some added costs to remember before selling:

1.     Kitchen and bath updates
2.     Interior painting touch ups and trim repair
3.     Carpet cleaning/ hardwood refinishing
4.     Siding repair/replacement
5.     Rotted wood repair/replacement
6.     Power washing
7.     Hardware updates
8.     Lighting fixture updates
9.     Landscaping clean up
10. Landscaping updates
11. Driveway repair
12. Property inspection repair requests: electrical, plumbing, hvac, roof, oil tank removal, radon remediation, mold remediation
13. Closing costs requests from buyer
14. Wood destroying insect inspection/certification done within 30 days of closing

As long as you factor in all if not some of the above items, you will not be surprised when you get that request from the Buyer come contract time.

Becky McNeer is brokered by Napier REALTORS® ERA® in Midlothian, VA and is a licensed REALTOR® in Richmond, VA with the Richmond Association of REALTORS®.

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