Wear and tear happens to any home over the years, and it can be easy to overlook. While preparing to list a home, a seller or their real estate agent will quickly notice the details that need attention. Here are 4 repairs you can make in your home now before listing it for sale!
Patch-Up and Paint Your Walls
If you have already moved out of the house you are listing, you likely have lingering holes where your art or family pictures used to hang. Make your walls look brand new to a potential buyer by repairing your dry wall holes or dings. Then, apply a fresh coat of paint to finish this project off! Paint is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to update the look of your home, and agents will recommend lighter, more neutral colors that are more appealing to buyers.
Add Some Curb Appeal
The exterior of the house is the first thing buyers will see, so you want to make a good first impression. Replacing loose shingles, cleaning your gutters, trimming shrubs, installing new house numbers, and planting some colorful flowers are just a few inexpensive ways to add curb appeal to your home before listing it.
Refinish Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood floors are the most preferred type of flooring with homebuyers, so you need to have your hardwood floors looking good! Refinishing hardwood floors helps to preserve the wood and make the boards shine again. If your wood floor refinishing job is extensive, it might be best to stay elsewhere until the project’s done. Keep in mind that you must avoid scratching the floor, high humidity levels extend the drying process, and the odor of polyurethane will linger for a few days.
Consider a Pre-Sale Inspection
Going through your home to make sure everything works as it should is a great way to ensure that all the functional aspects of the home are in good working order. Ask for advice from your realtor, and consider doing a pre-sale home inspection. It’s likely you could miss a few things as you look for problems with the house, but it’s better to find the problems now before you are forced to deal with them later while trying to finalize a sale.