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Must-Do Repairs Before Selling Your Home

Man fixing a leak under the bathroom sink

Home selling is a lengthy process that requires a fair amount of preparation. To get the best price for your home and a fast sale, you need to make sure that essential repairs are done. Not only does this make your home more attractive to buyers, but it also reduces the chances of needing to commit to expensive repairs that may come up in the inspection process. In a particularly competitive market, it can also ensure that your home stands out from the rest. If you’re wondering how to sell your house quickly, then keep reading for the best tips for selling your home. By checking for these repairs, you will have a much better chance of attaining a fast sale. 

Essential Kitchen Repairs

The kitchen is a room that will get a lot of attention from buyers. Be sure to check all of the appliances, such as fridges and dishwashers. All leaks must be taken care of, even if they appear small. Cabinets should be able to open freely, and there should be no loose hinges. 

Important Bathroom Repairs

In the bathroom, it is important to pay attention to the plumbing. Ensure that everything is leak-free, and that all drains are working fine. Hot and cold taps should work in the right order. Check all bathroom fixtures to ensure that they are in full working condition. 

General Interior Repairs

Be sure to take a thorough look at all walls and ceilings. Any signs of water damage should be taken care of, and painting can be a good way to solve issues of discoloration. Check all HVAC and electrical systems; it can be wise to consult with a professional who can perform a full inspection of these systems. A fault with these systems can often be a sticking point when a buyer performs their inspection. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be in full working order. 

Exterior Repairs

The outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Make sure that the garage door is in the best condition, and that it is fully operational. The roof should be checked for any missing or broken tiles, and any leaks must be addressed. Make sure that the drainage is working properly, and inspect the runoff from drain water. Check that all gates can open and close with ease. Some landscaping can also make a big difference; make sure that any shrubs or plants are cut down to an appropriate size. If you have any concerns with the foundation, be sure to consult with a contractor, and allow them to conduct a full inspection. 

Before selling a home, it is important to ensure that it is in the best conditions. By following through with these repairs, you can make your home far more attractive to potential buyers. If you want a fast sale for the best price, then it is vital to go with an experienced selling agent that knows the local area well. You can rely on my unique knowledge of the market, and years of experience to market your home in the best. Don’t hesitate to contact me, Amber Melenudo, at 831.661.5591 or email me at amber(at)davidlyng(dotted)com.