Before You List Your Home for Sale

November 9, 2021

sell your homeWhen you’re getting ready to sell your home, you want to make sure you are showing it in the best possible way to maximize your profit.  You may have gotten used to or even comfortable with the condition of your home, but buyers will look at it with fresh eyes.  They may notice things you never even thought of.  Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in your bottom line.

Here are my Top 4 recommended repairs to make before selling your home.

Paint the Walls

Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to get an immediate update.  Usually, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.  You may love bold colors but not all people do.

Repair/Replace Flooring

Hardwood floors and LVT are a big selling feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or damaged areas. If the carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing it. And don’t forget the grout in your tile floors. Re-grouting can go a long way in making dingy tile look brand new!

Refresh the Landscaping

Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside as well. Sweep walkways and driveways, plant flowers and plants (when the weather allows), trim hedges and trees, install seasonal outdoor décor pieces and put in new mulch and gravel.  Consider new front door hardware and make sure the front door is free from smudges and scratches.

Fix Your Fixtures

Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer pulls? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers. Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.  Updating or painting cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may give you a great ROI.