SELLING YOUR HOME? DON'T REMODEL UNTIL YOU READ THIS
Mold and mildew have become a BIG concern. Most home Buyers will search the internet to see what is important when purchasing a home. A majority of web sites list “leaks, dampness, water damage, mold, mildew” in the top 10 list of things to look for.
The Seller should pull out that washer and dryer – dishwasher – refrigerator, look around the water heater, window sills, doors, bathtubs, on the base of cabinets - ANYWHERE there is a water source - to inspect the areas for moisture.
Since the buyer will be on the lookout for these types of issues, we encourage the seller to have their home ready for the inspection. Any money set aside for an upgrade may have to be spent on “problems” as opposed to “remodeling”.