The Home Repair Checklist When Selling Your Home
Are you looking to get your home ready to sell, increase its value, and improve its curb appeal? Approach this process from the buyer’s intent, and look at your home as if you were on the other side of the table. It is important to keep in mind what areas of your home are in most need of repair, as every home is different. Make a priority list, and try to chip away at it through the preparation process for selling your home. Look to these minor and major repairs to help you build your checklist:
Based on years in the handyman business, and being in the real estate business as well, our Handy Matt team knows how important the little things are to potential buyers. Little face lifts and color adjustments to your home can be just as important as the major structural changes in the grand scheme of things. Minor changes include things like:
- Drywall Repair
- Carpet Cleaning
- Updating Light Fixtures
- Updating Bathroom Décor
- Replacing the Windows
An important thing to remember when updating your home is to make fixtures pop out to the potential buyer. Using neutral colors and backgrounds around furniture and appliances can be simple changes to make things pop to your prospective buyer. Another key investment in your home that could enhance the selling process would be getting a home inspection and an energy audit performed. A home energy company like Home Performance Experts, who packages both of these services in their HPE Bundle, can save you money with rebates in the long run, and make your house more appealing to prospective buyers.
These major repairs may seem daunting at first when you are looking at making money off of your home, but working with a team of home resale experts like ours at Handy Matt, you can rest assured that the proposed repairs and remodels will be in the benefit of your home value. Making the exterior of your home have a greater curb appeal is a great way to get prospective buyers in the door.
If your checklist grows to be longer than you feel like you can handle, keep this number in mind: 573-489-4320. Our team at Handy Matt would love to view your home as a whole, and assist where we can in making your home selling process smooth, quick, and easy. Fill out a contact form with our team today!