Top Fixes to Consider Before Selling your Home

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, there are many little fixes you can do that will make a big difference in the eyes of buyers. First impressions matter in real estate, and nothing makes a property more appealing than ensuring specific areas are in order.

As an agent who knows the market, I can take a look at your home and make suggestions for repairs and improvements. We can work together to take care of this list and sell your home quickly for a top profit.

Spruce up your home’s exterior.

When considering a property purchase, buyers tend to judge a book by its cover. If the exterior of your home is rundown or shabby, the buyer may never take enough interest to even look inside. When getting ready to sell, make sure to take care of these things:

  • Repair and resurface cracks in the sidewalk or driveway.
  • Paint or stain the whole exterior, including any fences.
  • Check old door knobs and locks to ensure that they are not rusty. If they are corroded, replace them.
  • Make sure your roof is not leaking or missing any shingles.
  • Check the windows for any faults and replace any broken glass.

Clean up your bathroom.

Instead of investing a ton of money on a complete renovation, work with what you’ve already got. When it comes to your home’s bathroom, small improvements will go a long way. Before you put your house on the market:

  • Repair or replace old, leaky faucets.
  • Regrout tile where needed.
  • Fix any damaged or chipped tiles on all surfaces, including walls.
  • Install a new, clean toilet seat.
  • Clear out all clutter including personal products, waste baskets and toilet brushes.
  • Update or replace cabinet hardware.
  • Add new towel bars.

Upgrade your kitchen.

The kitchen is undeniably one of the showcase areas in any home. Many buyers will look at a kitchen extensively to determine whether or not a purchase is a good investment, so spend a little time and money here. Before listing your house:

  • Check hinges or tracking on drawers and cupboards to ensure they are in good shape.
  • Replace hardware on cabinets.
  • Repair or replace leaking faucets.
  • Change out any dated tiling or add a stylish backsplash.
  • Update appliances (if necessary).
  • Clean out all cupboards and cabinets, and clear off all counters.

Make your home look light and bright.

When selling your home, it’s important to stage your home in the right light. Taking advantage of natural lighting and increasing interior light will make your home look more charming and attractive to buyers. Before you put your property up for sale, you should make sure to-

  • Check all lights and light switches to ensure they’re working correctly.
  • Replace bulbs where necessary.
  • Let in as much sunshine as possible- take down any opaque drapes or curtains.
  • Change out any outdated or rundown lampshades.
  • Increase bulb wattage or add more light fixtures.

Selling your home is a process that takes a lot of planning, but that’s what I’m here for! Contact me today and let’s get the ball rolling.

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