4 Things You Need To Fix Before You Sell Your House

Selling your home can be a very long, drawn out process and sometimes, you just have to wait until the right buyer comes along. But it might be that your home isn’t selling because you’re not impressing buyers when they view it and there are some problems that are putting them off. People are very thorough when they view a property because it’s a huge purchase so any small issue will lose you the sale. If you want to stop that from happening, there are certain things that you need to sort out before you show anybody around.

These are the home repairs that you need to make before you sell your house.

A Fresh Coat Of Paint 

A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to make the home look appealing to buyers, but it’s also an important part of home maintenance. If the interior paint is cracked and worn, it’s a good idea to give it a fresh coat and go for a more neutral color. But it’s more important that you paint the exterior of the house because it adds a layer of protection against the elements. If you don’t paint the exterior, you are showing off any damage to the brickwork and any potential gaps that might let in a draft or even leak when the weather is wet. It costs next to nothing to paint the exterior but it makes a big difference. 

Cracks In The Walls 

When a buyer looks at your house, cracks in the walls are one of the big things that they’re looking out for. The reason for this is that they can be a sign of structural damage to the home. If there are any big cracks in the walls, you need to get a foundation repair company to look at it and fix any problems if necessary. You’re never going to sell the house if it has foundation issues. If you have small cracks, they aren’t really a problem but they will still put buyers off so you should fill them and paint over them. 


Before a showing, you should go around the house and check that all of the switches work because a potential buyer might decide to do the same. If there are any that don’t work, that could be an indication that you have a bigger problem with the electrics in general. Even if that isn’t the case, a broken switch could put a buyer off, so make sure that they all work before you show people around. 

Refinish Hardwood Floors 

Hardwood floors are a great selling point in a home and most buyers love them. But if they’re in bad condition, the buyer is going to see that as another job that they have to do when they move in and that might put them off. But if you sand them down and refinish them before you show people around, you can use them as a focal selling point. 

If you are going to stand any chance of selling your home quickly, you need to make sure that you do these repairs before it goes on the market. 



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