If you want to sell your house at a good price, you must make sure that it is in good condition so that you can ask for more for it. But how do you know what things to do before selling a house in the real estate market? Read on to find out…
The main thing is to focus on those key repairs, the most important. Many times with a few simple renovations, which are not very expensive, and a nice decoration you will get more money from your sale.
Fix damaged floors
This is the most important repair before selling a house. If you have a scratched hardwood floor, carpet, or old linoleum floor, it’s going to make your house look ugly. Believe me, if a buyer walks into your house and sees it that way, they will immediately remove it from their list. Do you want to know how to increase the value of your home? Install new floors or repair them.
We advise you to change what is worn; buyers do not want to deal with the change of carpets or floors. Now, if your house has wooden floors, the idea is that you send it to be restored, it can cost you (depending on the size of the house) around $2500 in the project, but we assure you that you will recover 100% of the cost. If this is not in your budget, any flooring update will make a world of difference.
Check the windows
Guarantors of acoustic and thermal insulation, windows are another of the sensitive points of the home. Renewing them is a significant investment that you may not be willing to make, although ensuring that, regardless of their insulating capacity, they work correctly is essential. Changing the weather stripping, fixing the blind, or sealing the frames will help you get them ready.
Fix water stains
If in the past you had a plumbing problem and it left some water stains on the ceiling or the wall, we advise you to repair it. Remember, to buyers, seeing one stain suggests there could be a dozen hidden problems.
First of all, you must make sure that the problem is solved: hire a plumber and have them check the pipes for water leaks or poor drainage. Trust me; what it’s going to cost you is going to be better than a lost sale.
Renew the caulking or grout
Is the tile grout yellow or cracked? Buyers will notice that. If you renew them, you will make the floors or tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms look like new, even many times this is something that you can do yourself. It’s important to remember that the best return-on-investment projects before selling a house involve making the house look new.
Revive the garden
They say that the first impression is the most important, well, in this case, the garden of a house plays a very important role and fixing it will not cost you a lot of money. We advise you to hire a garden service to cut the weeds, put stones or mulch and plant some plants.
Erase pet damage
Did your cute kitty scratch your bedroom door? Correct the damage before listing your home. As well as stains on the carpet scratches on the floor, or knocks on the walls caused by large dogs. It is very important that before putting your house up for sale you are aware of any strange or particular odor caused by pets…Try to correct that, buyers do not like a smelly house.
Renovate the kitchen
A complete kitchen makeover is rarely worth it when it comes time to sell, even though buyers love a beautiful kitchen. We advise you to change things that do not cost you a lot of money; but have a great visual impact on buyers, for example, you can paint the wood cabinets, update the handles, and install new kitchen countertops and new appliances.
Preparing our house for sale and making it successful does not have to be expensive. It’s important that you focus on major repairs and projects that will make it look more attractive to buyers, so you can justify a higher price.
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