Keeping a home in good shape can pay off significantly when you’re ready to sell. At the same time, you don't want to over spend on updates that add very little value to the property. The key is to focus on the most important repairs to ensure every dollar you spend supports a higher asking price.
Here are the top 3 repairs to make before listing your home:
Paint is one of the most effective ways to update the look of your home without breaking the bank. You don't even need to hire a professional painting company. By watching a few online videos, you’ll be well equipped to tackle the task on your own.
Neutral paint colours make your home seem larger, cleaner, and far more appealing. Potential buyer’s also find it easier to picture themselves living in a home with neutral walls. You don't have to paint every room either, just those that need it the most.
The quality of your lighting and light fixtures has a huge impact on a buyer's first impression of your home. Good lighting can make even the smallest home seem open and inviting.
Analyze your current living space, and see if you can find ways to improve the lighting. If your lamps and other light fixtures are outdated, consider replacing them with modern ones. Don't forget about natural lighting either! Ditch heavy drapes for light coloured curtains to let the sunshine in.
Natural wear and tear on a home will inevitably occur over the course of living in it. You’ll want to go through your home thoroughly to ensure everything is working as it should. Even a few broken components are enough to drive the price down.
Make a list of everything that needs to be repaired and replaced and get it sorted out before putting your home on the market. From little things like door knobs to bigger stuff like your garage door, make sure it's all in working order to fetch the best price.