Why Making Certain Repairs on Your Home Can Bring You More Profit
Selling your home for the best price doesn't have to be a lot of work. However, there are some types of repairs you should make prior to selling that could add value to your home and increase your sale price.
Many home owners also understand the importance of staging their property to increase its appeal. A fresh coat of paint and removing clutter can go a long way towards boosting your staging efforts. Yet staging the living areas and fixing up the gardens to boost curb appeal won't hide broken or unmaintained aspects of the home.
Many sellers consider spending money on upgrades for expensive items in the home, such as the kitchen or bathroom. Before you spend your hard-earned cash, take a closer look at simpler repairs that could yield better results for your money.
Repair Broken Items
Take the time to repair any visibly broken items. If you see a broken item, so will buyers. Cracked windows, stained carpet, or piles of sticks/leaves in roof valleys and gutters can turn off discriminating home buyers. Have your roof inspected and ensure your roof will pass at least a 2 year roof certification by a professional roofer.
Fix Dry Rot
Remove any dry rot or crumbling timber from your home to stop the dry rot from spreading. It is always recommended to have a professional do an inspection of dry rot and make the recommended repairs prior to selling. By having a clear pest/dry rot report it will enable more buyers the ability to offer on your home, as some loan types require this clearance.
Overall, by having the noticeable small items repaired as well as the major repair items inspected and the pertinent certifications reports completed, you're likely to receive a higher appraisal value. You should also receive more offers from buyers, which can result in more profit for you.