Don’t Fix These Things Before Selling Your Home

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When owners are getting ready to sell their home, there’s always that time of panic when they have to figure out what to fix or upgrade in order to get the sell. It’s important to know what to fix to get your home market ready, but it’s equally important to know what you don’t have to fix. Don’t put effort into needless upgrades before talking to an agent and listing your home. When deciding what to fix in your home, make sure you consider how it will improve the home’s value. Avoid tasks that are a lot of cost or effort without a lot of benefits. These include landscaping, cabinets, tile floors, and fencing.

Depending on the size of the yard, landscaping can be a huge expense. Fix up the small things like mowing and weeding, but don’t worry about adding flowers or other shrubbery. You don’t know what the new owners will want to do with the place when they move in, and the same goes for replacing kitchen cabinets. Replacing cabinets isn’t a huge task, but it’s almost always unnecessary. Sanding, painting, and adding contact paper to the cabinets is much easier and will completely revitalize their look. If your tile floors are extremely outdated or visibly cracked, it might be worth replacing them. Otherwise, leave them alone. Most buyers will only care it the tiles are not properly cleaned.

Again, you never know what new home owners want, even when it comes to fencing. If you already have a fence, just make sure it’s clean and in good repair. A pressure washer can make a huge difference for older, wooden fencing. For personalized advice about getting your home ready to sell, talk to Mark about your options. If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell, contact the Eibner Team today.

Published by adminzealot

I have been working Real Estate as a "full time" licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 1985. I have been incorporated and a managing/supervising broker since 1993. Yes, everyone starts somewhere and believe me, I have made mistakes as well as had tremendous success in this industry. Let's just say that I'm past my residency period and I can provide you with the expert advice and professional care that you expect and deserve.

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