Home Repairs Pay Big Dividends
Typically, a house in good condition will sell faster and for more than a comparable house that appears in
poor condition and is badly maintained. When a home is in good condition, the asking price is more easily justified,
just as the unusual or special features in the home add to its appeal.
First, you’ll need to decide what type of seller you are: some want to fix or upgrade absolutely everything and
some don’t want to do anything. A moderate approach is usually best.
An important bit of advice – Do only what you need to do. You want to prepare your home for its showing and
selling, not for the next 10 or 20 years. When buying paint, carpeting, fixtures or plants, spend as little as you can.
This may be difficult for you if you usually buy top of the line items, but it’s essential if you are to realize the greatest
profit from your sale.
Unless certain areas of your home are in terrible condition, we advise touch-ups and cleaning. When working
on this project, do not think in terms of long-lasting quality or brand names; buy the least expensive; remember
your goal, which is to reap the best return.