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4 Repairs You Must Make Before Selling

Tuesday, October 09, 2018   /   by Bret Johnson

4 Repairs You Must Make Before Selling

Before you list your home on the market, there are certain areas of your home that you need to focus on first.


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Here are four areas of your home that you need to make sure are taken care of before you list so that you can maximize your sale price:


1. Make sure your home’s exterior shines.
The last thing you want is a buyer looking online, let alone driving up to your neighborhood, and deciding they don’t even want to see the inside of the home because the curb appeal is so poor. Landscaping is a good idea, as is exterior paint. Even a quick cleanup around the outside of your home will help buyers get excited to walk through it.


2. Check your air conditioning. This is a critical feature, especially in Arizona. If the air isn’t on or working properly, buyers will get turned off. Make sure your filters are clean and your ducts are clear of dust and debris. Buyers are picky and if they notice that stuff, they will feel like there are other deferred maintenance items involved in the home.


3. Make sure your floors are in good shape. We don’t have as much wood flooring, but if your tile floor is dirty or the carpet is stained, it can be a huge turnoff for buyers. Spend a little time scrubbing and/or repainting your baseboards as well.


4. Check your plumbing and electrical systems. If there is anything that you’re concerned about, it might be a good idea to hire a home inspector to take a closer look. The last thing you want to do is get a great offer and have it fall through during the inspection period because one of your systems isn’t working properly.


Be proactive, work with an agent, and you’ll be on the fast track to having a clean and profitable sale. If you have any questions about any of these repairs or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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