Your home can run like a well-oiled machine, if it’s well taken care of. You maintain your car on a regular schedule so why not do the same thing for your biggest investment – your Santa Cruz home.
It’s important to keep track of your home maintenance schedule, including what was done and when it’s due again. You also want to be able to easily find instruction manuals, appliance warranties and receipts. In most homes, those important documents are stuffed in a drawer, jammed in a filing cabinet or lost in a pile of papers.
If that sounds familiar to you, get organized by creating a three-ring home maintenance binder. When you sell your Santa Cruz home, give this binder as a gift to the new homeowner. Here are some of the documents you might want to include in your maintenance binder:
1. Service provider information
2. Instruction Manuals
4. Appliance warranties
5. Paint colors
6. Home insurance information
7. Home Improvements: Provide detailed information about home improvements you made, including the date the repairs were made, exactly what was done and who did the repairs. Provide this information to your real estate agent when you’re ready to sell your home, to help calculate the sales price.
8. Home maintenance checklist: Set up an annual checklist and simply mark off each job as it’s completed.
This method saves times, cuts stress and gives you peace of mind.
When you’re ready to sell your Santa Cruz home, I can help. Give me a call at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com for more information.
For additional real estate information please visit my home page at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.