It’s overwhelming just to think about getting your home ready to sell. You’re probably asking yourself: What do I need to fix up in my home in order to sell it? First, we’re going to cover the most important things to fix before putting your home on the market. Also, we’ll show you how to avoid that tremendous amount of work.
What to Fix Before Selling Your Home
Some homeowners believe making the home beautiful is the point of repairing your home to sell. Actually, the goal is to make the home functional, safe, and clean. Here are the important items to repair by area:
- Plumbing: Leaks, low water pressure, slow drains, and blocked drains have to be fixed. All faucets, shower heads, and toilets have to be fully operational. A leaking or broken hot water heater needs to be replaced.
- Structural: Roof and foundation leaks have to be fixed.
- Electrical: Wiring has to get up to code. Broken light switches, light fixtures, and electrical outlets have to be repaired.
- Other: Safety issues like broken steps, trip hazards, and missing or loose handrails need to be fixed. If there are issues with termites or other pests, it’s a good idea to have a pest control service deal with the problem. Broken built-in appliances have to replaced or repaired.
Also, you probably know homebuyers expect an unrealistic level of cleanliness from a home for sale. That makes deep cleaning your home a must. And all of us know how it is hard to keep your place spotless while you’re living in it. Finally, painting your rooms in neutral colors helps the home look fresh.
There’s a Better Way
It’s possible to sell your home without going through the hassle of fixing it up. We buy houses in any condition and any situation. Yes, we’ll buy your home as-is. You don’t have to spend time, money, and energy on repairs. To learn more, give us a call today at 913-871-9242. When you sell to us, you can stop asking yourself “What do I need to fix up in my home in order to sell it?”.