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Before it’s time to move on to a new home, make sure your soon-to-be old place is in good shape to attract more potential buyers. This means cleaning up and dealing with its problematic areas prior to the pre-sale inspection. Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota, the premier installer of gutter guard systems in the area, shares what essentials to focus on.

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1. Make sure everything indoors is working properly. Basically, the home inspection determines whether all your home’s systems are in good order. After all, every lightbulb that doesn’t switch on, or every faucet that doesn’t open to clean water will be a point against you. Here are some of the things you should check:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (you’ll want the home buyer to know they’ll be instantly comfortable should they decide to buy)
  • Plumbing features 
  • Electrical outlets and light switches (problems with electrical connections can be a red flag for possible home buyers)
  • Windows and doors (they should operate smoothly, and lock properly)

2. Take aesthetics into consideration. That’s why you have to make sure there are no cracks or holes in your interior walls and foundation. These are not only unsightly, but they also give possible buyers the idea that the home on sale has poor structural integrity. You should also check ceilings for stains. Before painting them over, make sure the cause of these stains, such as roof leaks or excess moisture, are resolved beforehand.

3. Keep your home’s exterior components clean. They are the first things potential home buyers will see when they arrive and will set the expectations of what the rest of your home would look like. Make sure:

  • The roof is in good repair. A thorough inspection from a local roofing expert can help you verify its overall condition.
  • Keep the landscape trim. This means mowing the lawn and cutting back trees and shrubbery to create a better-looking yard.
  • The gutters are clear and in tip-top shape. Have them cleaned as necessary. They may be overlooked most of the time, but it will be checked along with the rest during the home inspection. If there are holes in the system, have them patched, as well. 

When in need of a trusted professional to deal with the gutter problems, look no further than Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota. We’re not just your top choice for Gutter Helmet® gutter guard systems installation, we can also handle your other gutter needs. We ensure a safe and worry-free process when you turn to us. Call us today at (800) 824-3772 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We serve Duluth, MN, and the surrounding areas.

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