Are you planning on selling your house in the near future? If so, there are a few home repairs we recommend considering before you sell. By doing them prior to selling you have a better chance of selling quicker and for more money. You don’t necessarily need to repair everything before you list your house, but there are several repairs you need to consider before putting your house on the market.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
There is a saying that there is never a second chance to make a first impression. If you want to sell your house for as much money as possible, you need to make that first impression count. One of the first things people will notice is the paint (both the color and condition). If you have problems with your paint, you certainly need to address them before you put your house on the market. A fresh coat of paint can make an entire house look as good as new. Furthermore, painting your house is not nearly as expensive as some of the other home repairs. If you have to choose between several repairs, always choose painting your house.
The Windows and Roof
Speaking of making a good first impression, people will notice the outside before they notice the inside. Therefore, if you have problems with the exterior of your home, you may want to address them right away. If you have windows that are cracked, busted, or otherwise dirty, you should clean or fix them. If you have issues with your gutters, you should try to get them fixed as well. If you have problems with your roof, you should try to repair it before you put your house on the market. You might even be able to avoid replacing your roof entirely, which could be expensive.
Aesthetic Kitchen Issues
The kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in a house because it’s where people spend a lot of their waking hours. It can also make or break a sale. Now we’re not saying that you have to cut the entire thing, but here are some cost efficient ideas to improve your kitchen’s appeal:
- Paint the Cabinets – While this can be extremely time-consuming, nothing makes a potential buyer more happy than fresh-looking cabinets.
- Change Out Hardware – If you are unable to paint your cabinets, another update you could make is changing out the hardware.
- Replace An Appliance or Two – If you know your dishwasher or the refrigerator is on its’ last leg, go ahead and replace it. Buyers will appreciate not having to make the purchase.
Problems with the Lights
One of the first things people do when they walk into a room is to flip on all of the light switches to see what it looks like when the lights are on. You will not make a good impression on a prospective buyer if the lights don’t work properly. Check around the house and make sure the lights are working appropriately. If they are not, swap out the light bulbs before you start doing showings. We also recommend having the same type of lighting throughout the entire home.
Call a Minnesota Moving Company To Help You Move
Now that you’ve done all the work to get your house ready to sell, you’re more than likely exhausted. The last thing you want to do is think about packing up your house and moving. Not to worry, Goal Line Moving is here to help!