The basement and crack in the foundation…
Most women cannot stand basements for a few simple reasons: They are dark, dreary, dirty, and there are just “things” down there that they don’t like. By painting the walls and floor and increasing the wattage of your bulbs, you’ve taken steps to improve the home and turned it into a more pleasant place. If they think that you’re covering something up, then remind them the building inspector will address any problems they may have. If anything needs to be disclosed, make sure you do!
The plumbing stack
Knock off any barnacles on and sand the stacks. If necessary, put a rubber clamp around the portion of the stack that leaks and paint that area black.
Furnace and air conditioner
An older furnace and air conditioner could create some expenses for you. The common cause for concern with the furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. The solution costs between $500 and $800. Air conditioners may need additional Freon at a cost of $100 to $200. One way to avoid problems is to offer the purchaser a home protection warranty. For approximately $400, all of the main systems of house are covered for the first year. If problems arise, the deductible for the purchaser is normally $50 to $100.
Cracks in the Patio
Fill any cracks in the patio with sealer or patch them.