You should have a prelisting inspection. Also, repair or replace any of the larger items on the inspection report. Doesn’t it make sense for you to take care of any problems with the home before you agree with a buyer on a sales price? Costs too much? A $300 home inspection can actually make the seller money. Do you have to replace the dry rot in the deck? Bet you can get it done for less when you have time to get several contractor bids and the contractor doesn’t need to have the work finished in 6 days.
LP siding? Replace it! The buyer is just going to subtract the cost of replacing the LP siding from your price anyway. As a bonus, your house will look almost new with freshly painted siding, and perhaps smooth along the selling process.
Do you have an underground oil tank? Get it decommissioned and the soil tested now!
More next week…