When you are getting ready to sell your home, the last thing you want to do is put more money into making repairs before you put it on the market. However, this may be the thing that will get you the most money for your home in the long run as well. If there are any repairs that are going to be a problem during a home inspection, you may be better off fixing them before the house is put on the market. Some improvements are going to give you an appeal above other homes as well. Lifeline Inspection Services is here to share some of the top improvements you should make before putting your home on the market.
Garage Door Inspection
While you don’t have to have a brand new garage door on your home in order to sell it, you should expect that many potential buyers will be counting on your garage door working. If it is starting to show signs of failure, you may want to have a professional come out and look at it. Much of the time, the repairs that need to be made are small ones and worth the money.
Add Curb Appeal to Your House
The first thing that a potential buyer is going to see is the outside of your home. This means that you want the outside to be in tip top shape. If your home is looking worn or unkempt, you may want to put some time into getting it ready for buyers. You may need to plant a few more plants, lay some sod where grass is damaged or even just cleaning up any debris or garbage lying around can really make a difference.
Replace Damaged Flooring
The flooring in your home will be a big problem if there are areas where it is damaged. Damaged flooring may include scratched hardwood, missing tiles and rippled carpeting. You may look into having your floors refinished, carpet stretched or tile flooring repaired so that you don’t deter potential buyers.
Value of Painting House Before Selling
Whether it’s on the inside or outside of your home, you should discount what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make. While this may be laborsome, you may consider it given the appeal it is to a buyer. When choosing your paint, go for neutral tones that will appeal to a large group of people.
Should I Update My Kitchens & Bathroom Before Selling?
Even if you are only replacing the hardware in your kitchens and bathrooms, you will see a significant return on your investment when you update these two areas in your home. They are a target for potential buyers and most people looking to buy a home will be looking at these two areas above all else.
Buyer, Seller Pre-Inspection & Maintenance Home Inspections in Griffin, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan, Zebulon, Thomaston, Douglasville & Metro Atlanta, GA
If you are getting ready to sell your home, you may want to consider a pre-listing inspection of your home to detect any repairs that should be made before your home is put on the market. Call Lifeline Inspection Services today!