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Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home

July 13, 2018
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While you may be ready to purchase one of the new homes in Belton Tx, there’s a chance your existing home may need some repairs before it goes on the market. It may seem like a waste of money, but these repairs can actually make it easier to get your full asking price. Most home buyers don’t want to deal with repairs right away, so by taking care of them before your home even hits the market, you are more likely to sell your house faster and for more money.

Curb appeal matters, so make sure the exterior of your home is in good shape. That means getting rid of dead trees and plants, making sure the yard is maintained, and potentially fixing any roof or siding damage. Look at the exterior with a critical eye and see what you notice. Potential buyers will notice those issues, too.

Inside your home, it’s the flooring that often stands out. Whether it’s tile, wood, or carpet, it needs to be clean and in good shape. Ragged, stained carpeting needs to be replaced, preferably in a neutral color if it’s a room on its own or in a matching color and material if it’s part of a larger, overall area. Wood floors should be cleaned and waxed, and make sure any broken floor tiles are replaced.

Even though summer is on the way out, it is important to make sure your AC works properly, as well as your home heating. You may also want to clean the ducts and furnace and make sure everything is working smoothly, because it could come up during the home inspection.

Finally, make sure all of the electrics and plumbing are in good shape. Some of these are things that may show up in a home inspection or may be obvious through water stains or low water pressure. If you have made repairs but still have some water damage, that must be fixed or buyers will be less inclined to trust that the proper repairs have been made.

When you’re selling your home, you tend to just want to sell it quickly and not do any repair work. However, in the long run, these repairs will pay off when you move into one of the new homes in Belton Tx, hopefully with more money in your pocket thanks to a high selling price. With a new home of your own, you won’t have to worry about repairs for quite some time!

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