There are tons of home repairs you could do to improve the overall appeal of the home you’re trying to sell. It’s important to keep in mind what areas of your home are most in need of repair, then prioritize the list by what will have the greatest return to the overall marketability of your home. Most home repairs fall into these two categories:
- Minor repairs
Based on years of performing handyman services throughout the country, Mr. Handyman knows the little stuff can really add to your home’s value. Simple touch-ups like drywall repair and adding a new coat of paint in needed rooms can boost your overall appeal to prospective buyers.
When painting, choose a neutral color, like soft green, tan, or gray. A neutral backdrop helps people focus on your home's best features, instead of a color they personally wouldn't choose. Have Mr. Handyman paint key areas inside your home.
Steam cleaning carpets or polishing hardwood floors can offer great value over replacing these flooring options, which is likely to cost thousands of dollars. It’s also smart to get rid of any signs of pets or smoking in the home by thoroughly vacuuming and deodorizing.
Another quick way to improve the way your home shows is to purchase updated light fixtures. There are reasonable options for every area of your home and helps build a "move-in ready" impression of your home. Mr. Handyman can replace outdated fixtures.
- Major repairs
Make sure any big repairs are done prior to putting your home on the market. If your roof is in dire need of repair, chances are no one is going to give you a fair price if it remains unfixed. The same goes with issues to the foundation, etc. So if you have major work to do on your home’s structure, it’s best to get them done before putting a listing together. It may not make you any more profit but will ensure a bank is willing to fork out money to those looking for a home loan on your property.
Still have questions on what could be done to your home before selling? Contact us today!