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Selling Your Home

For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and deciding to sell it is a big decision that involves a lot of preparation and work. When you're ready to sell it's important to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the successful sale of a home for top dollar. I have 25+ YEARS of experience in the Lawrence real estate market.

As an experienced professional who has helped many Lawrence residents sell their homes, I know how to handle every aspect of the sales process - from strategically marketing and showcasing your home to making sure everything's signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date.

Providing you with comprehensive, high-quality listing service is my top priority. So when you decide to sell your home, please contact me and let's get started!

 

Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand.

One of my specialties is representing the best interests of Lawrence area buyers throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my 25+ YEARS of experience as a local market expert for Lawrence to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?

 

 

Pillar to Post: The Home Of Home Inspection - Make Your Home Inspection Ready
MAKE YOUR HOME "INSPECTION-READY"
From routine maintenance to detecting conditions that could signify the need for major repairs, there are many simple steps your seller can take to prepare their home for a professional home inspection. In addition, on the day of the inspection, attention to a few details can go a long way to ensuring that everything goes smoothly.
DISCLOSURES
  • Disclose past catastrophes such as fires or floods, or if the property was ever used as a marijuana grow house or meth lab
  • Provide building permits and plans for any major renovations
  • Disclose any work that was completed without the proper permits
  • Provide invoices and warrantees for major improvements, roofs, furnaces, and appliances
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE - EXTERIOR
  • Repair damaged masonry on walkways and steps
  • Seal any cracks in the driveway
  • Repair minor defects in exterior wall materials
  • Recaulk around exterior windows and doors
  • Replace damaged or missing shingles
  • Recaulk around flashing
  • Clean debris from gutters and check downspouts for proper drainage
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE - INTERIOR
  • Repair leaky faucets and fixtures
  • Recaulk around bathtubs and sinks
  • Have an electrician inspect receptacles and switches and make any necessary repairs
  • Repair any cracked or broken window glass and loosen any windows that are painted shut
  • Arrange service for the furnace and central air conditioning
  • Have the chimney swept
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors and install detectors where missing
ON THE DAY OF THE INSPECTION
  • Allow sufficient time for the inspection - the average Pillar To Post inspection takes between 3 and 4 hours
  • Be sure that keys are available for any locked doors
  • Allow access to storage sheds, attics, yards, crawlspaces, basements, and garages
  • Provide access to components such as electrical panels, water meter, and gas meter
  • Move objects from around the water heater, furnace, and air conditioner to allow unimpeded access
  • Clear paths of snow and debris
  • Keep pets in a safe location out of the home or in a crate

Doug Milbrett

Doug.Milbrett
@pillartopost.com
www.pillartopost.com/topeka/dm

1-785-234-0333