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05/25/2018

Winter Maintenance for Your Home

If you're hoping to sell your home this winter, ensuring that it's well maintained and in good shape is a great way to impress buyers. Keep in mind that a well maintained home often means less repairs and added peace of mind for potential home buyers. Before welcoming buyers into your home, follow these simple tips.

Maintain the Fireplace and Chimney

If your home has a fireplace, this is a great amenity to show off during the cold season. Before you welcome potential buyers into your home have your fireplace and chimney professionally cleaned. If your chimney and fireplace haven't been cleaned since last year, lighting a fire can actually be dangerous. Get these items neat and clean so that they're safe to use and aesthetically appealing to home buyers.

Take Care of the Landscaping

Your home's outdoor area is the first thing potential buyers see when they arrive at your home. Make the best first impression by keeping your yard looking neat and appealing. Start by raking up leaves and sweeping walkways. To prevent your yard from looking messy, trim trees and bushes that have grown out of control. To give your home a more welcoming feel, add a seasonal touch with minimal and classic decorations. A wreath on the door, some potted plants around the porch, and a doormat will all help potential buyers feel more welcome in your home.

Inspect the Roof

The roof is one of the most important areas of your home during the winter season. Because it acts as a barrier between the inclement weather and your home's interior, it is very important that your roof is well taken care of. Before the weather gets too intense grab a ladder and inspect your roof. Replace any missing or loose shingles that can turn into a larger and more costly issue in the future. If your roof has any leaks, get these repaired before welcoming buyers into your home.

Title Insurance in Plainview, Texas

Whether you're buying or selling a home this season, be sure to purchase title insurance before completing the transaction. Contact Countywide Title Company in Plainview, Texas at (806)293-8363 for more information about what title insurance can do for you.

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