Repairs before selling

When planning to sell your home it’s important to make “cost-effective” repairs so that you can get top dollar for your home but spend more than you will receive in return.

  • Damaged flooring: Refinishing hardwood floors, replacing worn carpeting and fixing damaged linoleum can go a long way in making your home more attractive.
  • Old doors and windows: Creaking doors and windows that don’t close properly should be replaced by more modern fixtures to improve the look and energy efficiency of the home.
  • Paint the walls: Up to 40 percent of home sellers repaint before selling as a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in improving the look and feel of a house.
  • Basic landscaping: Since the outside is the first thing prospective buyers will see, it makes sense to cut back anything that is overgrown and re-sod if necessary.

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