with an information folder!
Are you thinking of selling your home or
purchasing a home sometime in the near future? The thought of getting used to a new home
and neighborhood can be overwhelming. A great way for sellers to impress buyers who are
out shopping and comparing homes and to smooth the way for a new resident is to compile a
detailed folder containing all the pertinent information about your home, your
neighborhood, and your community!
The most necessary information for any new
resident will, of course, be about the operation of your home. This section of your folder
should contain instructions such as location of water, gas and electric meters, utility
shut-off valves, septic tank accesses, and irrigation timers and controls. It should
include any operating manuals and system warranties, the companies which installed the
systems or companies familiar with servicing them. In addition, include information about
appliances and mechanical systems, their corresponding manuals and service companies as
well as any recommendations.
Take the time to label your electric meter
box with information about which fuses control which circuits and systems. (Imagine a
confused new resident attempting to figure it out!)Your information folder can also
contain specifics about service people you have employed and would recommend, such as
plumbers, gardeners, pool care companies, and handymen. In addition, information
concerning the local (responsible!) baby-sitters or child care providers, the Neighborhood
Watch Captain, car pools and pet sitters. All these things will be appreciated by a new
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