If you're like most of us, you have a mortgage payment and every month you don't sell is another payment. So the question is not if you can afford to fix up your home to sell but if you can afford NOT to fix up your home to sell.
Now that you're with me, let’s talk about quick or low-cost fixes….NO big spending because you won't recoup that money!! Take an honest walk around your house and make a list of minor repairs, if you don't see anything ask your State Wide Realty agent.
Improvement ideas for your list:
Broken Fixtures – Light switch and outlet covers are inexpensive and quick to fix.
Change Light Bulbs – Make sure any room that has a light fixture has working light bulbs.
Fix leaky faucets –This is a potential “red flag” to buyers and usually isn’t a costly repair.
Doors that stick or won't shut- Better to fix it than leave a negative impression.
Cracked caulking – Re-caulking sinks and tubs give a crisp clean look.
Locks & Door Knobs - Tighten existing knobs…or splurge on an upgraded door knob and deadbolt for the front door.
Paint Interior Walls – We all have our own taste in colors; now that you're ready to sell change the paint to neutral colors to attract more buyers.
Paint trim and doors–Give your home a fresh clean look from the curb.
Tidy up the Yard - Trim the bushes, weed the flowerbeds and cut the grass. Pick up the kids toys and make your yard look inviting. Most of this will just take time and not cost a thing!
Pressure wash the house and windows - Let's face it nothing makes a house look cleaner than cleaning it!
Just keep in mind that these small things are helping to realize the big picture of selling your home.
Looking for an agent to help you sell? Let one of State Wide Realty Company’s 15 local agents help you with their over 400+ years of combined experience. Call 434-392-6163 or visit www.VaStateWideRealty.com today!