Repairs to Help Your Home Sell Faster

May 17, 2021 | Posted by: Sherry Corbitt

If you are thinking of selling your home, it may be wise to see if there are any repairs that can be made. Many buyers will be more inclined to purchase when knowing that recent repairs have been made around a home. Investing in a few of these repairs do not need to cost a lot and they can certainly help you to sell faster.

1. Painting

Painting is a common repair that can be done in any home that is selling. The cost of paint is fairly low, especially if you complete the painting yourself. Applying even one or two coats can really make the house feel more fresh and new. Many modern houses today have lighter colours for walls, so painting lighter may appeal to a wider audience of buyers.

  

2. Replacing Faucets

Completing this repair may be optional, depending on the faucets. Realistically, it would be wise to change them if they are older, as this can create a few issues. They will not only look like an eyesore for a buyer, yet there can be an actual problem with the function from over the years. Changing faucets in the main parts of the house, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, will not cost too much. It will overal make the house look more modern and will reassure buyers that there is nothing wrong with their function.

 

3. Clearing out Gutters

This repair is vital for every home, yet especially for those preparing to sell. Gutters collect a lot of water and other things from outside, such as leaves and twigs. If gutters are left for too long, it could cause damage to the roof and exterior foundation. So cleaning out the gutters twice a year and before you sell is very important, as it could save you money in the long run.

 

4. Repairing Squeaky Doors and Cabinets

Doing this repair is one of the most efficient to complete, as it is very low in cost and it makes a difference to the house. There are various products which can easily be applied to a door or cabinet and fix the squeaking. When a buyer comes to your home for an open house, they certainly will be more invested in the house when there is no squeaking.

 

Grouting Tile Flooring

Buyers will not be very invested in a house that has dirty grouted tiles. Getting rid of grout though is a very simple task to do. One way to clean grout is to simply apply warm water to the dirty grouted area and then scrub with a vinegar and baking soda paste. This is a very cost effective repair and will make the tiled areas of your house much nicer and new.

Yard/Outdoor Repairs

When repairing a house, you need to consider the yard as well. The first thing a buyer is going to see is the yard, so presentation is key. There are a few things you can do to help make your yard look neat and fresh. Making sure the lawn is mowed at least once a week is important in keeping a nice yard. As well, putting some flowers on the front porch and in the back will really make the property more appealing. If there is a pavement driveway on the property, consider hiring someone to spray paint it. This can revive the driveway and will give it a nice new feel.

These are just a few simple repairs which can be done to help your home sell faster!

If you are looking for other tips to help sell your home faster, do not hestitate to reach out!

Sherry Corbitt, Mortgage Broker & Team


Sources

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-Schwartz, Donna Boyle, Vila, Bob (2020). 8 Tips for How to Clean Stained Grout. Bob Vila. Retrieved from https://www.bobvila.com/articles/cleaning-grout/

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