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4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About


You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a
slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your
family to live.
However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don't consider or
even know about. For instance:
1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and
other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to your foundation
and create a basement leak.

2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined with lint is a
near ideal condition for a fire. Check and clear the dryer vent at least
once a year.

3. Dirty faucet heads. Kitchen and bath faucets often have built-in
screens to spray the water evenly. Unfortunately, dirt and other
contaminates can build up on these and, possibly, affect the quality
of the water. Clean faucet heads regularly.

4. Tripping hazards. You could step around a loose section of carpet
for years and then one day, in a moment of distraction, trip over it
and fall. When you see a potential tripping hazard in your home, don't
ignore it. Fix it.
Being diligent about home safety takes a little more time. But, if it prevents
one injury or illness, it's worth the effort.

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Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in particular. First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so many questions, such as: 


• Is "now" a good time to list?
• How much can you expect to get for your property?
• How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't?

 

Then there's the buying and selling process:


• How do you prepare your home for sale?
• How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your price range?
• How do you prepare your home for viewings?

 

Yes, there's a lot to think about. That's why finding a good REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market is so important. A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list. A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes smoothly.

 

A good REALTOR will provide you with a detailed plan upfront so you will have a clear idea of what to expect from the process of buying or selling and what your REALTOR will do for you along the way. 

 

For a complimentary copy of my Buyer's Guide or my What to Expect When on the Market Guide for sellers, call or email today.

 

Looking for a good REALTOR® to help you buy or sell? Call today. 778-688-1444

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