When preparing your home for sale, it is important to remove 'issues' that can make a buyer think twice about your asking price. Below is are some valuable repairs that can be done to your home that will help you sell your home faster and for more money.
Tim Anderson with Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty is an expert on Prescott area real estate. Tim uses his over 40 years of experience to assist you in preparing your home for sale as well as give you an honest valuation of your home. Call Tim Anderson at 928-308-9595.
10 Home Repair Mistakes That Effect The Sale Price of Your Home
1. Paint colors that just don't blend in
The color of your home is one of the first things a buyer will notice. If it’s a very different color from your neighborhood or general area, you should paint it something more innocuous.
2. Front Door That's Not Inviting
The front door is one of the next things a buyer will notice. If the door is flimsy, cheap, or outdated, it’ll discourage the buyer before it's even opened.
3. A busted doorbell
Having a doorbell that works with a friendly, crisp chime is a sign that your house has been well taken care of.
4. Tattered window and door screens
Buyers will notice screens that look more like Swiss cheese than insect shields.
5. Depressing landscaping
As potential buyers drive up to your home, they’ll notice everything—the trees, the grass, the rock pathway, and the plants out front.
6. An unpleasant smell of ... something
Nothing can turn a buyer off faster than the stench of faded cigarettes or poorly trained pets.
7. Eerie dripping sounds
If potential buyers hear a dripping faucet or running toilet when touring the house, they might start questioning the building’s integrity or the seller’s level of care.
8. Bad lighting
Replace harsh lights with bulbs that have a softer glow.
9. Squeaky hinges
Doors that groan when they open are for horror movies, not homes for sale.
10. An outdated kitchen
Completely renovating a kitchen can get real expensive, real fast. Keep it simple by adding a fresh coat of paint.
These upgrades can help your home stand out from sellers. Give Tim a call to help you sell your Prescott home (928) 308-9595.