You have a very important choice to make here. The choice is between going to the bank with more bang for your buck or lighting your wallet on fire. Statistically, we can guess which option most people will choose. When choosing between home repairs that sell, and ones that don’t you’ll need an expert guide.
We have seen this happen a few times in the past, both good and bad. It’s hard to walk into a home for sale, only to see countless items requiring maintenance. Often the list can appear to be so large that it physically and mentally overpowers a potential buyer. Depending on the financial wherewithal of a seller, ANY property has the potential to be positioned in a way that will benefit the seller.
If you are selling a house that needs repairs, that often requires us to walk the property and perform an analysis. Often there are just a few cheap fixes that sell houses fast.
Time needed: 4 minutes.
The Top Seven Home Repairs that Sell.
- Start with minimalism, the art of decluttering
Decluttering can often be the cheapest, most impactful way to make a home sell faster. Often times we enter a garage to find piles and piles of the seller’s belongings. Regardless of your level of hoarding, decluttering, and simplifying is the first step to selling a home quickly.
- That Honey Do List
That squeaky door, the leaky faucets, and the garage door that doesn’t quite shut all of the ways. All of those things are a big turn off to buyers. We have toured many homes with many buyers, and it is always a huge turn off to find a home that is in state of disrepair. Not to mention it opens up a door for renegotiations down the road. You will likely have to deal with these items now or later. Let’s focus on making the buyer experience exception, with a positive lasting first impression.
- Add touch of paint
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to a home. While we don’t recommend you repaint your entire home, there are some instances where a room’s paint color can be a deal-breaker.
Touching up scuff marks, patching holes, and finishing rooms can often make you more money when you sell. At the least they will help you sell your home faster, and easier.
- Final Touches + Details
So a long time ago, when you scrounged all of your precious dollars together and purchased your home. If you remember there were a few things that you wanted to do, or even started doing that you never quite finished.
Now is the time to evaluate all of the half-finished projects, and some of the missing details. It’s worth making a list and heading to the hardware store now. The death is in the details, so let’s bring your listing to life by putting our best foot forward.
- The Deep Deep Clean
Another thing we wish would do more ofter, even if we are not selling a home. It’s very important to clean all the little nooks and areas that will be seen by our high-resolution cameras. If there are carpets now is a good time to have them professionally cleaned. Don’t worry, everyone is going to have to take their shoes off when we show the home.
- Exteriors and Landscaping
Landscaping and exterior maintenance are very commonly neglected. Yes, we all tend to mow our lawn and weed wack when needed, but there is a lot more to it. A yearly landscaping refreshing is great if you can afford to do so while you are living in your home.
Now that we have all of the grunt work completed, let’s talk about staging. Stay with us as we cover home staging tips that sell.