Home Owner

Consider these repairs before you list

A neutral color can help prospective buyers envision their things in the space. Check out my fav and Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Metropolitan (click the picture).

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Below are some recommended repairs to consider before selling your home.

Repaint walls.

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.

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 – Curb Appeal!

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, trees, and fill in mulch and gravel. Fresh mulch goes a long way in sprucing up the garden and smells wonderful!

Fix your fixtures.

Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handle? Burnt out bulbs? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds.

Improvements for your kitchen.

Kitchens are one of the biggest draws for potential shoppers so an outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home.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. Backsplashes are relatively inexpensive (based on the tile chosen) and a great way to brighten up a kitchen.

These aren’t the end all be all…but it’s a good way to get started when considering listing. And in the end if you decide not to sell, you’ll thank yourself for the refresh.

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