Home Repairs to Make Before Listing Your Home
Start now to make sure your home is ready to list during the busy season.
The National Association of Realtors reported in 2019 that spring is the busiest time for selling a home. The time period of May-June can account for 40% of annual sales volume. The official start of Spring is right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to complete these important repairs in time to put your home on the market.
Fix Damaged Flooring
Buyers don’t want the added expense of replacing flooring right after they purchase a new home. Replace anything that’s worn out, damaged, outdated or ratty.
Fix Water Stains
Water stains on the ceiling or walls suggest hidden problems even if the issue has been fixed. Replace and repair your problems areas, it can be cheaper to do than a lost sale.
Fix Pet Damage
We all love our pets, but sometimes they can be a little ruff (see what we did there?) on your home. People see pet damage and then start looking for stains on the floor. Replace any interior doors and repair any drywall that might be damaged from your furry friend.
Repair or Replace Torn Window and Door Screens
Speaking of pets, have they done a number on your window screens too? No one wants screens that have holes in them. It is pretty simple and inexpensive to repair them yourself. You can find DIY supplies from your home improvement store.
Revive Your Outdated Kitchen
Full kitchen renovations are expensive, and buyers usually don’t pay you back for them. If you’re just trying to make the kitchen look better for sale, sampling installing new countertops or appliances could help. We’re big fans of painting your kitchen cabinets and updating the hardware instead of replacing them.
By focusing on these important repairs before listing your home, you ensure your home is in perfect condition for sale and will give you justification for a higher asking price.
If you don’t have any repairs to make and just want to add a fresh coat of paint to the walls, our professional painters can help. Learn more about our services on our website.