Three Often-Overlooked Repairs To Make Before Selling A House

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Selling your home can be an emotional and stressful experience. Not only are you leaving somewhere you spent years making memories, but you’ll have to deal with countless potential buyers and more. Then there’s getting your house into sellable shape.

If you’ve lived in your home for a long time, chances are that you are no longer seeing it through impartial eyes. You might be overlooking small flaws that others may notice. It’s sometimes a good idea to get a home inspection so you can get unbiased input on the repairs your home might need. And then you can decide which of those repairs are within your budget and worth making.  

Below are three common repairs that are easily overlooked by homeowners but make an impression on potential buyers.

1. Floors

Damaged floors are quite the turn off for potential buyers. And it’s one of the first things they’ll notice, which is why you need to focus on it and fix any damage before putting your house up for sale. 

Scratched-up wood flooring could need to be polished while worn down carpeting may need to be replaced, and a concrete floor could need a facelift. While these repairs might be relatively expensive to address, they will make your home more appealing – which could lead to a higher selling price.

2. Ceilings

While you might not pay too much attention to your ceiling, potential buyers will. Damage to ceilings could be a symptom of a bigger problem.  So if potential buyers find stains, mold, or similar issues on ceilings, they may decide to move on to the next house. Or, if they do make an offer, it could be lower than you’d expect.

Avoid this by getting any needed ceiling repair done before you list your home. The cost of this will vary depending on what the specific problem is.

3. Grout

Grout is one of the most overlooked aspects of a property when you’re living in it. When you’re considering buying it, however, it gets a lot of attention. 

So, updating the grout could be one of the most important repairs you’ll need to do before selling your home. If your grout is stained, yellowing, or starting to crack, then consider having it updated.

That’s much easier to do than you’d expect, and you might even be able do it yourself with a few hours of work.

Figuring out which repairs you need to do before selling your home doesn’t need to complicated. 

And, once you make those repairs, you should find that you’ll sell your home much faster and for more money.

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