When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light, that is if you want to get the best value for it. So, taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast and how much it sells for.
Here are our top four recommended repairs to make before selling your home.
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.
Repair floors or Replace/Deep Clean Carpets.
Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making dingy tile work look brand new!
Refresh the landscaping.
Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside as well as the in. Clean walkways and driveways, plant seasonal flowers and plants, trim hedges and trees, install outdoor décor pieces, and fill in mulch and gravel.
Fix your fixtures.
Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handle? burnt out light bulbs? non-functioning switches? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds. Improve your kitchen. An outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home. Updating cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may be worth the investment.
Consult with your REALTOR®
We highly recommend that you discuss your options and ideas with your REALTOR®, some home repairs/additions may cost a lot and not have any or much return on value while other items may significantly affect the price of the home such as bedroom additions, better kitchens, and bathrooms, etc.
We hope the above information helps you!
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Gabriel and Kristina
The Zachary Team and San Antonio's REALTOR® Couple