You have decided to sell your home and have managed to keep it in good condition. This means that the top 5 major problems your house could have are non-existent. Those major problems would be foundation, roof, A/C, electrical and plumbing. While you could probably sell it as is, there are probably some minor details and repairs that you could do to make it look even better. Here are some tips on how to sell a house that needs a little work.
We have done a few posts in the past regarding a home’s curb appeal and first impressions. In your case, we’re assuming that you’ve managed to keep your front yard in pretty good shape but just to make sure, there are a few details that you should probably take a closer look on. Make sure any obvious eyesores are taken care of such as chipped paint, broken baseboards and door/window screens. The smallest details can catch a potential buyers eye and ruin the home’s first impression.
A fresh paint job, whether you hire someone or do it yourself, will always help boost the look of your home! Even if you think your home looks fine, if you haven’t painted your whole house in over 5 years,you should go ahead and paint it. If your house happens to have bright/bold colored walls, we suggest you paint them with a neutral color, such as white. This allows potential buyers to be able to picture what they would do with the walls of the home and makes the spaces in your home look bigger and brighter.
Your floors are aesthetically one of the most important parts of your house. Once a potential buyer walks in, they will automatically look at the floors as they do a walk through and if they are dirty or in bad shape, it’ll set a bad tone. If your floors aren’t in bad shape and don’t necessarily need to be replaced, you should probably just deep clean them. Over the years they have probably accumulated dirt, grime and stains. Especially if you have carpet, make sure to deep clean them so they make the room look clean and feel fresh.
Invite a friend over that isn’t too familiar with your house and have them do a walk through. Have them pretend to be potential buyers and to be as picky as they can be. There may be minor details about your house that you’re probably used to that could be an eye sore to other people. Make them look for things such as scratches, stains, cracks, etc. Have him or her pay attention to as much detail as they can and to look at every nook and cranny for any minor detail that may bother someone else.
If your home doesn’t need any major repairs, congrats, you are already way ahead of the game! Just make sure to pay attention to all the details we mentioned in this blog post and take care of them and you should be set! We hope this helps you sell your house fast!