Repairs To Make Before Selling Your Home

Dated: 07/28/2019

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If you are ready to put your home on the market and you think everything looks great, take another look. What tends to happen is that much of the wear and tear on your home becomes unnoticeable when it is something you see every day. While you may not think about the one light switch that doesn’t work or the chipping paint in the guest bedroom, now is the time to take a step back and look at your home with fresh eyes. When you decide to sell your home, the first thing you should do is make any repairs you can to save yourself money in the long run and to help you sell your home quickly. Here are a few repairs to cross off so you can get the best deal possible!

1. Paint Your Walls

Re-painting the rooms that need a fresh face is an inexpensive way to update the appearance of your home. Consider using light, neutral colors to appeal to a broader group of buyers. If the room is too dark or has chipped or dirty paint you can make it look brand new with a fresh coat of paint.

2. Make Minor Kitchen Repairs

Even if your kitchen isn’t large and spacious, a full renovation might not make sense financially so consider making minor repairs instead. Paint what needs painting and install new fixtures for a big effect on a small budget. If your appliances aren’t operating properly or are in awful shape, you will need to replace them.

3. Update Your Bathroom

The first priority is to make sure your bathroom looks sparkling clean. If the toilet looks old, replace the seat to give it a fresh new appearance. Replace any tiles that may be missing, clean the grout, and remove old wallpaper that may still remain. This is a room you should consider painting if need be to make it appear bright and clean.

4. Freshen Up the Exterior

The outside of your home is the first thing buyers will see, so it is important that it looks good. Touch up the yard with sod and mulch and remove any junk that may be in the yard. Cut the lawn and consider power washing to make your siding look brand new.

5. Increase Lighting

The goal is to maximize light in order to make rooms look larger than they are. Update your fixtures, ensure that your windows appear clean and new, and add mirrors across from light sources to reflect even more light.

6. Ensure Functionality

Buyers are going to want everything to work so do a full walkthrough of your home, checking all the light switches, doorknobs, and locks. Repair or replace anything that doesn’t work as it should. The fewer issues that come up during the buyer’s home inspection, the better chance of you closing on time.

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Toni Kreusch

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