When a buyer comes into your home, they can be very fussy about small things. If you want to help your home show better and sell faster, follow these simple repairs.
Kitchen – Replace kitchen faucets. Replace hardware on cabinets and drawers. Put new caulk around backsplash.
Bathroom – Install new towel racks, lighting fixtures, and faucets. Repair leaky faucets or running toilets. Put fresh caulk around tub/shower.
Curb Appeal – Make sure you have fresh landscaping with no weeds. Keep your lawn mowed and replace dead grass with new sod. Planting a few fresh flowers will add to the appeal.
Doorways – Make sure they are working well. Check for squeaks. Fix any ripped screens on screed doors or lanais. Replace old door knobs and locks. Caulk windows and doors.
Flooring – Replace or repair cracked tile. Clean or replace the grout. Shampoo or replace carpeting.
Exterior – Replace any missing shingles on the roof. Clear gutters from leaves or other debris. Replace mailbox and house numbers. Caulk and paint over small hairline cracks in foundation.
Painting – Check for any cracks or holes and repair. Paint walls, ceilings, and trim in neutral colors. If you don’t have time to paint all the walls, at least do touch up painting.
Mechanical – Make sure major mechanical systems are working such as air conditioning/heating and plumbing as well as electrical systems. All appliances should be in good working order.
Any repairs that you do to your home will help improve the value of your home. Home buyers will feel safer in purchasing a home when they do not see a lot of repairs that need to be made. If you are willing to spend a little money on completing necessary repairs, it could result in a higher selling price and a quicker sale.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL firstname.lastname@example.org