Summer Maintenance Check List before Selling A Phoenix Home

Summer Maintenance Check List before Selling A Phoenix Home

As you begin to prepare to sell your home, there are many maintenance items that you need to check off your to-do list. Having your home in top shape both indoors and out will eliminate a lot of time and questions from potential buyers. You can list the home is move-in ready and provide a list detailing all of the maintenance that has been performed.

Plumbing Tasks

Even in the heat of the Phoenix summer, a homeowner wants to be able to enjoy a hot shower from time to time. So draining the hot water tank should be a priority. This will reduce the sediment in the bottom of the tank and prolong the life expectancy of the unit. Also, check all of the tub and sink drains to see that they are flowing freely and that water does not stand in any sink or tub. If you have slow draining issues, try a liquid designed to disintegrate clogs but be careful not to leave it in too long and damage the pipes.

Dust Elimination

A clean house will attract more buyers than on that looks or smell stale or dirty. Change all of the furnace filters to eliminate any smell of dust. Also, wash the window screens so that they look and smell clean and fresh. Window treatments and carpets also trap a substantial amount of dust and smell. Have all the soft fabrics and materials cleaned to reduce any lingering odors.


Power washing your home can make the paint look brand new again and save you several thousand dollars on a coat of fresh paint. This is also a good way to clean windows and screens as well as the masonry surfaces such as patios and the driveway. After a good cleaning, inspect the driveway, sidewalks, and patios for cracks or damage and have anything noticeable repaired.

Spring and summer are the best times of the year to attract attention to your lushly landscaped Phoenix home. Be sure that all of the plants are healthy and well-manicured. Keep the grass neatly cut and weed free. A single application of a combination fertilizer and weed killer will make your lawn care much easier.

If this to do list is a little longer than you had anticipated, then you should contact the buyers at Higher Offer. This real estate investment firm specializes in fast sales to help sellers avoid all of the time and money that must be invested before a home is ready for the traditional Phoenix market. You can forget about deep cleaning, repairs, and renovations as we purchase your home in as is condition and can normally complete the process in just a week or two. If time is a concern, Higher Offer can help you sell quickly to move on to your new home.

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