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How to Whip Your Austin Home Into Shape for Spring 2016


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This year is going to be a fantastic time to sell a home in Austin. Spring will be here much quicker than you realize, so now is the time to prepare your home for a competitive spring market. Here are a few things to think about.

  1. Consider which expensive items depreciate over time. We’re talking about water heaters, furnaces, HVAC, and more. Check the life cycles of these items because it could be very problematic later on in the transaction.
  2. Walk around the home and find common problems. Around your window and door seals, look for wood rot. Sometimes siding ages over time (it only lasts about 15 years). Also check your ceilings for yellow water spots. They’re very unattractive to buyers and they’re relatively easy to fix.


  1. Get your home pre-inspected before you sell it. This allows you to proactively go through and eliminate problems before they occur. The inspector will undoubtedly find something wrong with your property, and you want to find out before your buyer finds out. Inspections are the #1 deal killers in a real estate transaction. Have the confidence that your home is in good condition. This gives you an upper hand in negotiations down the road.

If you’re unsure about what you need to do to your home before you sell it, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I could walk through your home with you and determine some things that might be worth fixing.

Contact us soon - the spring market is approaching much more quickly that you think!