8 Repairs to Complete Before You Sell Your Home

Posted by Ambergate Realty Advisors on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 4:02pm.

If you are going to sell your home soon, you will almost certainly need to do some pre-sale preparation, provided your goal is receive full market value. Here’s a quick list of items we think that YOU should complete, before you try and sell your home or condo.

Items to fix BEFORE you list your home sale:

1.Electrical issues – safety is a major concern for most buyers. These items could include upgrading the panel, and renewing bathroom power points

2.Fix a broken step & paint the front door – see the rule of the first 5 Seconds by clicking here. You only get one chance to make a first impression

3.Paint – if the paint on your walls and trim looks old, this is a great time to renew in neutral colours

4.Fix loose or missing handrails or guardrails – these might be on stairs or your deck

5.Repair or fix doors that are damaged or improperly hung

6. Fix furnace condensation leaks or hot water tank leaks – repair or replace the equipment

7. Broken or damaged cabinets – repair, repaint or replace

8.Roofing – are your shingles curling? Does your roof leak? We suggest you fix this right away

But what about items you can leave for a buyer?

1.Flooring – unless your flooring is severely damaged or worn, its best to go with what you have

2.Windows – are expensive and it takes years to recoup the expense

3.Appliances – many home buyers replace these items shortly after moving in

Want more information about our discount and flat fee home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit www.LowestRealtyFees.ca

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