Home Repairs and Remodeling Tips For Sellers

Easy fixes that will put your home in a position to sell quicker and for more money. Learn about the essential home repairs you should make before listing your house for sale. From quick inexpensive repairs to full home renovations that sell. Take advantage of a growing number of buyers out there looking for move in ready homes that are having trouble finding them. Getting your home in great shape to sell with minimal investment can provide great results for this shifting market.

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In the last few years, buyers here in Atlanta have been more reluctant to pay a premium for high end fixtures and renovations. They have become more fixed on the value of a property due to concerns with overall resale value. Even with tons of upgrades it may be difficult for your home to appraise when neighboring homes of similar size have been dropping in value due to the high number of foreclosures and distressed property sales.

If you are looking to list your home for sale in the near future, you should probably get out there and do some research on the competition. Go to some open houses in the neighborhood and see what kind of features and upgrades similar homes have. If your home is really dated and in need of a facelift, checking out the competition will let you know how much or little you should spend on any major renovation projects. In my opinion, with the way the market is right now, you should look to spend a minimal amount to get your home updated. Just make sure necessary items are repaired or replaced, and have the home cleaned spotless. Right now, it’s all about getting a home in move in condition at a good price.

Some of the simple and easy fixes that have the biggest impact on impressing potential buyers include painting the inside and outside of your home, replacing or painting the front door, and replacing dated light fixtures and hardware. You can even upgrade the wall plates to really give your home that special touch.

Have the home and driveway pressure washed; this is another cheap way to really improve the overall look of the home. As for the yard, at least keep the grass mowed, but you may also look into landscaping options. Having great curb appeal is what gets potential buyers in the door. As I mentioned before, clean the house!!! Invest in a home cleaning service if you hate doing it, they will come in and have the place looking spotless in no time, and buyers will notice!

If your home is in need of some major renovations, you may want to check online at costvsvalue.com to get an idea of what the return on your investment for a particular job will be. This website comes out with an annual estimation of costs and returns for all types of home renovation projects. Currently, some of the best projects for getting the highest return on investment are: Attic Bedroom Remodel, Minor Kitchen Remodel, Garage door replacement, and front door replacement. Some of the worst projects for return on investment include: the installation of a backup power generator, a home office remodel, and sunroom addition. See these and more by visiting costvsvalue.com.