A home is an investment and must not be allowed to deteriorate to be repaired hurriedly with quick patches. There are many homes throughout CT that have been "let go"; only partial blame can be put on storm damage. A home must be maintained to have ROI [return on investment]. By the time you are ready to sell, your home should have very little to do in terms of a punch list. Your home inspector should be congratulating you on being in the rare 1% of those who can put their home up for market immediately. Consider two homes of identical age; let's say for the purpose of discussion both were built in the same year. The first one has had annual maintenance with documentation to prove it...the second has been owned, rented and given tons of upgrades in the past 3 months. Which would you feel most confident purchasing? And, might you not even pay more than the asking price for the one well maintained annually with no hidden defects that might surface once the home sale is closed?