Selling a home is a stressful time without worrying about pushback from potential buyers. Defects in and around your property could put the brakes on your plans. You should address four common problems before you put your home on the market. 

Dangerous Building Materials

The materials used in construction should meet specific safety standards. Cheap or inappropriate materials can pose a danger to a home’s inhabitants – especially if used in load-bearing structures. Older homes are also at risk of harboring asbestos or lead paint that is not easily detectable. 

Dirty or Damaged Guttering

Guttering that is clogged or damaged is incredibly unattractive to potential buyers. It makes sense to have gutters cleaned and checked before putting a property on the market. In many cases, repairing or replacing guttering is also worth the cost. The fewer issues a buyer has to negotiate over, the better. 

Rotten Wood

Rotten wood is a huge red flag for potential buyers. This defect indicates the property is suffering from moisture intrusion, a termite infestation, or both. You may not see rotten wood with the naked eye, but a construction inspector will locate any issues. 

Roof Damage

The roof is essential for keeping out damp and controlling the temperature in your home. Any damage to the roof will impact the value of a property—the cost of repairs is often a necessary part of the selling process. Always speak to an experienced real estate agent to weigh up the pros and cons of any work you do before putting your home on the market. 

Contact Network Title today if you would like to learn more about deal-breaker defects in your home. We have the expertise that homeowners need to make the most from a property sale in Minnesota.