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6 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

6 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

Before selling a house, some important repairs must be made. Don’t be in too much of a rush to list your home. Buyers will see right through the fact that you skipped important home renovations if you move too quickly. This could end up costing you both time and money.

Check out these six crucial repairs to make before selling your home:

1. Spruce up the grounds.
Good landscaping can add up to 28% to overall home value. This is one of the easiest and cheapest tricks. If you don’t have time for a full overhaul of your front yard, small changes can still have a big impact.

2. Love the hardwood.
One of the biggest turnoffs for buyers is dirty old carpets. It is worthwhile to invest in wood floors. Right now, carpeting isn’t just an aesthetic choice—it’s a choice that can actively turn away buyers who can’t see beyond it. Instead of noticing what a wonderful, light-filled living room you have, they can think only about just how much money it will cost to get rid of that nasty old carpet.

3. Fixing windows and doors are one of the most important repairs to make before selling a house.
You’re not just irritating buyers by refusing to fix broken windows and doors. Ignoring basic repair work might cast a pall on your entire home.

4. Paint and/or wash the walls.
If any of your rooms are doused in a dark shade, cover it up with a coat of light or neutral paint. Buyers find it easier to picture themselves living in a home with neutral walls—plus, they’ll make your home seem larger, cleaner, and far more appealing.

5. Clean the cabinets.
Check for any loose drawers, hardware, or shelving so buyers don’t wonder what else might be amiss. And hide those strange or semi-incriminating items that aren’t at all meant for public display.

6. Update the lighting.
Modern lighting can make your home go from old to new and stylish in no time. The ROI can be pretty impressive.

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