If you’ve caught yourself saying, “I want to sell my house,” on more than one occasion lately, you’ve probably contemplated all that you’ll need to do in order to put it on the market. Making certain repairs is vital if you’re going to sell your home for the highest amount possible.
If you have the time and resources, making repairs is a great idea. Check out the most important repairs you may need to make before listing your house. If you need to sell your house right away, though, you still have options. Honeybee Home Buyers purchases homes in Arlington quickly, exactly the way they are. So contact us today and say, “I need to sell my house,” and we will schedule an appointment to come view it.
Rooms that are painted with dark colors; have chipping, faded, or dirty paint; or rooms that are still wallpapered are great candidates for a fresh coat of paint. If the room is wallpapered, you’ll need to remove it before painting.
All that’s next is to purchase a paint primer and a neutral or light-colored paint. These paints are best for selling homes because they appeal to the most amount of buyers and make your home feel more inviting.
Not to mention, painting is one of the most affordable and easiest ways to make repairs and update your home. You can do it yourself, and paint is incredibly affordable!
Another area that is likely to need some repairs is your kitchen. Check your microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, and trash compactor (if you have all of these), and make sure they all work properly.
Fix any leaks you find; replace coolant, freon, and filters as necessary; and contact an appliance repair service if you find that you can’t make any repairs yourself.
Another area you’re likely to find issues is the plumbing in your house. Check faucets and drains to make sure nothing is leaking, make sure the shower head doesn’t leak either and all of its functions work, check all drains to make sure they aren’t clogged, and check the hot and cold settings on all of your faucets to make sure they work and reach those temperatures in a reasonable amount of time.
This is also a good time to make sure the surface in your sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers aren’t peeling or cracked. Acrylic materials should be resurfaced if they’re peeling, and any cracked or broken tiles should be replaced.
Another area that you’ll probably need to repair are the seals around your windows, door frames, and baseboards. Areas like this, when aren’t sealed properly, make them prone to leaking hot or cool air and can also attract pests. Re-seal these areas to improve energy usage and to ward off pests.
These are just a few of the most common repairs that need to be made around a home before putting it up for sale. If you’re saying, “But I need to sell my house now,” then you’re in luck!
Honeybee Home Buyers may be able to purchase your home without you making any repairs or updates. Contact us today to schedule a viewing.