7 Minor Repairs to Make Before Listing Your Home

7 Minor Repairs to Make Before Listing Your Home

Selling your home is more than just offering a place to live. You also need to offer a comfortable place to live that will improve the new buyer’s quality of life. So consider getting two or all of the repairs below to get an excellent price for your home.

1. Fix Damaged Flooring.

The floor is the most important section of any house. Damaged or outdated floors make it harder to sell a home and may give a bad impression and discourage buyers from looking any further. While the price to repair can be hefty on the budget, it depends on the extent of damage. So if there’s only a few bad sections, you can simply replace a few boards with new ones yourself. However, if the entire flooring is compromised, consider hiring experts to fix it.

2. Repaint Your Walls

This is probably one of the easiest repairs you can make. Its not as costly as lets say a new roof or replacing your floor. However, fresh walls with new paint will give your home a clean look that potential buyers like to see when they tour the home. Repainting also allows you to play it safe and go neutral that appeals to everyone.

3. Repair Your Siding

If there’s one section of your home that’s battered and bruised, it’s usually the siding. Exposure to different weather conditions will provide sustained damage over the years. It’s also the first thing buyers will see from the outside. An important thing to remember is minor fixes are fine, But if the problem is bigger don’t hesitate to entrust the job to the professionals.

4. Fix Broken Windows and Doors: Nobody likes coming home to a broken door or window. People won’t even consider buying it if the doors and windows are not functioning properly. A simple door hinge can be replaced for less than $20. The same goes for windows.

5. Fix Faulty Plumbing

One leaky faucet is easy to fix and can be done by most homeowners. But flooding and spurting pipes? That’s another story. Check under sinks, around hot water tanks, and the laundry room, you will need to remove some floorboards and check plumbing connections which may indicate an issue with these pipes beneath them, potentially leading to further damage such as mold.

6. Bathroom Makeover

A dirty or faulty bathroom is a huge turn-off to anyone. Make sure to have a thorough clean and fix any issues this is usually the first room people see upon entering, so it’s essential that you don’t leave anything undone or unclean looking!

A quick, easy update that will increase your home’s value can be done by sprucing up the showerhead. If there are soap scum build-ups around the drain, buy some clog remover. A fresh coat of paint on bathroom walls is another simple yet effective change as well.

7. Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters are the bane of homeowners everywhere. It’s the common culprit for many water problems such as moisture damage and mold forming in the ceiling. It would also be a good idea to replace broken seams and holes in your gutter to minimize leakage.

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