Ways To Fix Up Your Home Before Selling

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If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, there will be some things that you want to do to fix the place up. Any problems that a buyer sees could give them a reason to walk away, and you'll want to give them as few reasons as possible. Consider the following quick renovations to make your home look good.

Paint The Walls

Chances are that your walls have seen a lot of abuse over the years, with scratches, marks, and blemishes that are really going to be obvious when the home is empty. It will help to give the walls a fresh coat of paint so that they look flawless. This will help show that your home has been cared for and that you want it to appear nice rather neglected because of scratches and marks on the wall.

Fix The Floors

Your floors are not going to look as great as they can after years of living in the home. Consider fixing your floors so that they look as pristine as possible. If you have carpeting, it is fairly cheap to remove the old carpeting and put in brand new material. The new carpeting will help the floors look very clean and maintained, rather than run-down and stained.

Hardwood flooring can be refinished to give the home a shine that looks amazing. If your home is empty, having the floors refinished will be incredibly easy to do since you do not need to move around furniture.

If you have old carpeting and original hardwood underneath, consider ripping out the carpeting and refinishing that wood. It will really transform your home in a positive way.

Landscape The Front Yard

Having curb appeal can make a big difference since it is going to be one of the first things that a person sees when they view the home. Take the time to do some creative landscaping to the front yard to make that good impression. Things like having flowers planted to fill out flowerbeds and having a well-maintained front lawn can go make your home look welcoming.

Not sure what else you should be doing to fix up your home? Work closely with a real estate agent for assistance. They know what buyers look for and can let you know of any red flags in your home that should be addressed before it goes on the real estate market.


23 October 2019

Sarah's Renting Tips

Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.