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Small Projects to Work Through Before Listing Your Home

by Eva Scott 05/22/2020

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Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before your first showing. 

Address Any Floor Issues

Paint a fresh coat of paint can transform a home from looking tired to clean a fresh. It is the least expensive way to make a big impact.  Carpet stains, worn areas, scratched wood, and crack tiles, can all be a turn off for potential buyers. If you have a newer carpet, performing a deep clean may suffice, but if it is older and worn, you should consider replacing it. Tile flooring should be replaced if cracked and if in good enough condition to keep, take the time to thoroughly clean the grout to get your floors looking like new. For hardwood floors, consider having them refinished so that they can look fresh again.

Address Minor Repairs

Now is the ideal time to address any minor repairs that you have been putting off. Fix any plumbing issues such as clogs and leaks, repair any damage to walls and door frames, and replace any burnt out light bulbs. You want buyers to know that the house is well-maintained. It will make them more confident that major problems are less likely. 

Tackle the small improvement projects above to get your home ready to list to help put you in the best position to get what you are looking for out of the sale of your home. 

About the Author
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Eva Scott

I've been helping buyers and sellers on the Outer, and Lower Cape navigate the local real estate market for over 20 years. My experience brings a solid knowledge of the industry and includes, planning, marketing, and sales of a 48 home subdivision. Real estate is what I do full time. I truly enjoy my work and feel very lucky to be able to live and work on beautiful Cape Cod. I don't believe in a hard sales approach. If you're ready to work with an agent who will listen and don't want to feel pressured, let me help you find your Cape Cod dream home. If you're looking to put your property on the market, let me show you the unique marketing plan Gibson Sotheby's International and I will provide.