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Essential Home Repairs Before Selling: A Realtor's Guide

Essential Home Repairs Before Selling: A Realtor's Guide

Discover the top home repairs recommended by a seasoned real estate professional before listing your property for sale. From fixing sticky doors to refreshing landscaping, learn how these simple tasks can enhance your home's appeal and expedite the selling process.

When you’re preparing to sell your home, it’s crucial to ensure it shines in the eyes of potential buyers. Here are five key repairs you should prioritize:

  1. Check all light bulbs: Replace any burnt-out bulbs throughout your home to ensure proper lighting consistency, especially in multi-light fixtures like bathroom fixtures.

  2. Fix sticky doors: Address issues with entrance and interior doors by applying simple remedies like WD-40 to ensure smooth operation.

  3. Refresh landscaping: Enhance curb appeal by cleaning walkways, planting seasonal flowers, and trimming hedges to showcase a well-maintained exterior.

  4. Repair fixtures: Attend to minor plumbing and hardware issues such as leaky faucets or loose drawer handles to leave a positive impression on buyers.

  5. Check smoke detectors: Ensure all smoke detectors have fresh batteries and verify expiration dates for added safety and value during inspections.

Bonus Tip: Re-caulk around sinks to enhance cleanliness and reinforce the well-maintained appearance of kitchen and bathroom spaces.

Remember, extensive renovations aren't always necessary. By addressing these simple repairs and enhancements, you can increase your home's appeal and expedite the selling process. Contact us for a complimentary market evaluation and personalized plan to maximize your home's potential. Let's get your home ready for a successful sale!

Curious to know how the market’s doing in your neighbourhood? Email me and I’ll prepare a quick customized report for you! It’s my pleasure!

Jez Nichols
CIR Realty Shuswap
Salmon Arm BC
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