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5 Home Repairs To Make When You’re Ready To Sell

When you’re ready to sell, the goal is to work smarter, not harder, without overspending. The key is to pinpoint the most important home repairs, thus making the best possible return. Here’s our list of the top 5 home repair tips to consider when you’re ready to sell!

1. Fix Damaged Flooring

The first home repairs to consider are updating any damaged or outdated flooring to create a seamless feel throughout your home. Expect to spend about $3,000 on the project — and recoup 100% of the cost, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Remodeling Impact Report.

2. Repair Any Damanged Windows And Doors

Windows and doors need to do more than just look pretty, they also need to be functional! When buyers are touring your home, they will likely open and close windows and doors to ensure they work properly. Fix any creaking doors or cracked and squeaky windows prior to putting your home on the market.

3. Paint The Walls

Did you know that painting your walls is one of the lowest-cost home improvements? It also has the highest rate of return! Touch up your home with a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint. This will instantly give your home a fresh, updated feel.

4. Revive An Outdated Kitchen

Kitchen repairs can be very expensive, so the key is to make low-cost, high-impact repairs. Updating the hardware, installing new countertops or painting wood cabinets could do the trick.

5. Resuscitate A Dying Lawn

Your lawn is the first thing a potential buyer will see, so make a good impression! Nothing turns a potential buyer away faster than a lawn full of overgrown grass, brown patches or weeds. Consider hiring a lawn care service to get your lawn looking fresh, repair any patchy areas and pull any weeds.