Getting your home sold is quite the ordeal. Not only do you have to worry about where you are moving and getting the family packed, but you have to work on your current home! Real estate agents can often give you pointers on potential touch-ups. But if you can get a head start, your home can be sale-ready before they even have to ask.
Replace Your Carpet
Few things are more disgusting than a filthy, stained carpet. While some people may refer to their floors as “well-loved”, the average buyer will be turned off immediately. You might already be thinking about a room you’d like to replace the floor of.
The process of installing new carpet can be costly, but the class with which your room can present is worth it in the long run. You can vouch for a shaggy or low-cut carpet. Both have their fans, but a moderate carpet length can be more enticing to the average buyer.
Update Your Plumbing
Another factor that might raise red flags to potential buyers is the condition of your utilities—especially your pipe work. Plumbing issues can be a huge concern for homeowners, so getting those fixed in advance can improve your home value.
Leaks are one of the biggest detractors to your home. If you notice a bathroom or kitchen with light water on the ground, you may want to contact a plumber to get the problem sorted out. You can find plenty of plumbers online who can help you at fairly reasonable prices. Pick one that you think would be worth trusting.
Repaint Major Rooms
One part of your home that will be incredibly obvious to buyers is color. A lackluster paint job can be immediately seen when someone steps through your doors and can make a potential buyer sigh with dismay. If you want to sell your home, you must ensure that the paint looks perfect.
You can also reduce the chances of buyers leaving your home by keeping your walls fairly neutral. White, off-whites, grays, and blacks work well with any style of furniture. Having a pink or orange room may be fun for your child (or you), but it can be a tough sell to consumers who just want to make their own style.
After you do these three things, it is likely your home will get sold. Though there may be other problems, these are some of the most manageable and easy-to-change factors impeding your home’s success.
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