Home Repair and Improvement.
This is the most important thing you can do when selling your home.
Fix the obvious repairs before listing your home. This will not only
add value to your home, but it will also help buyers see all the
positive qualities of your home, instead of focusing on the negative
ones. Buyers expect a non-damaged roof,
and water heater. Staying on top of these repairs ahead of time can
save you money in the long run. By neglecting to fix leaking pipes,
broken appliances, or a faulty electrical system could cost you money in the sale, or
worse–can lose you the sale.
To ensure your home is sale-ready, caulk any gaps or cracks in your
bathrooms. Make sure your roof shingles are not cracked, warped, or
missing. Inspect your siding to ensure there’s no warping, bulging, or
missing pieces of siding or trim. Fix all broken windows and doors.
Repair or replace broken kitchen appliances, washer and dryer (if
applicable), furnace, and water heater. Have a professional plumber
and electrician check your pipes and wires for any damage. Repair,
replace, and update, if necessary.