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Necessary Repairs to Undertake Before Selling a House

Buyers want a home that has no visible deferred maintenance. If you want to sell your home fast and get the most money out of it, leaving repairs for a buyer is certainly not a smart thing to do. You want to address certain issues before putting your home on the market.

Preparing your home for sale may seem like a daunting process. There’s endless amount of cleaning, decluttering and fixing to be done. Tending to certain issues will not only help your property stand out from the competition, it will also boost the value of your home.

Here are some necessary repairs you need to undertake before selling your home:

Exterior

Improving your home’s exterior may not be as exciting as remodelling the bathroom or the kitchen, but this is one of the most important things you need to do when preparing your home for sale. Most buyers decide whether or not they like your house before they even walk in your home.

Repair broken fences, glam up your mailbox, freshen the paint job and wash the outside of your house – these are simple maintenance tasks that will help enhance curb appeal and add value to your home.

Flooring

Most buyers today want wood floors. Not only do they add warmth and character to your living space, they also add value to your home. However, scratches can easily ruin the appeal of your wood floors. Consider refinishing wood floor before putting your home on the market. If you have carpet over wood floor, consider ripping up the carpet and refinishing the wood floor underneath it.

Update your interior

Buyers buy with their eyes. As you prepare your home for sale, you want to make sure that it has the wow factor that buyers desire.

Spruce up your home’s interior and create a fresh look in every room of your home. Update the lighting, adorn walls with artwork, update your hardware, install decorative display shelves and dress up your floor with an oriental rug. Remember, it is easier to sell an attractive house, so be sure to include cosmetic updates in your to-do list.

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