Continue reading to learn which projects and repairs you should tackle first in order to get your home ready to be placed on the market!
As far as minor repairs go, these small enhancements can mean the difference between a few months on the market, and a few years. Simpler projects like nail pops, drywall repair, drywall replacement, and painting will get the ball rolling. These are the “go-to” repairs to do from room to room. If a room doesn’t require wall restoration, then a fresh paint job is all you need. A light, neutral color appeals to a broader range of buyers, allowing them to focus on your home’s best features. It also makes rooms look more spacious. Choose soft shades of greens, tans, and greys. Avoid flat white since this can look stark and shows dirt easier.
Carpets and floors should be cleaned or replaced. This gets rid of smoke, pet odors, cooking odors, dander, stains, and years of wear and tear. Although polishing floors and steam cleaning carpets is effective, it is not the best option. Replacing laminate flooring and carpeting is the best since most home-buyers are looking for turn-key properties with never-been-used furnishings. This also increases the home’s value, allowing you to ask more.
Sometimes it is necessary to invest in some major home repairs to get the most from your home sale and expedite the process of selling. The important major repairs to focus on include your house’s paint color and condition, roof, foundation, insulation, windows, doors, plumbing, siding, and essential appliances (Heating and cooling system, sump pump, water heater, water softener, etc.). These major repairs and projects may be a bit costly on the front-end, but in the long-run, they will eventually pay for themselves once you sell your home at your asking price! Be sure to hire a licensed general contractor for all of these services. A professional team can safely and efficiently manage these minor and major repairs at a price you can afford.