Repairs that Sell a Home

You’ve tried everything from stripping the house of all personal touches, baking cookies at open houses, improving your curb appeal and yet you just can’t seem to get the house to sell without drastically lowering the price. There is still one step you can take that may make your home more attractive to prospective buyers and get you that coveted sale.

The first step is discovering what parts of your home need repair and then ranking them in order of most important or most appealing to others to least valuable. ?If you have a realtor working for you they should be able to tell you what buyers are most interested in. If you don’t have a realtor, ask your friends to come in and give you an honest opinion of what mattes most to them.

Repairing electrical and plumbing is an expensive venture but may be worth it in the end. This is a repair that can scare off prospective buyers and cost you the sale.

Obvious broken items should be fixed as well, like doors that hang askew, missing drawer pulls, broken switch plates, et cetera.

You should also take the time to have home fix jobs professionally repaired or repair them yourself correctly.

If there is an expensive repair that you don’t want to take the time to fix, consider giving a buyer a certain amount of money to be used towards this repair. This may be all the encouragement they need to jump on the deal.