When selling your home should you make repairs and what repairs do you need to make?
I’m surprised at how many times I come into a home and the seller has actually already put a lot of money into things they believe needed to be corrected that did not need to. Make sure before you touch anything in your home if you’re thinking about selling; bring in a local realtor to look through your home. Let them walk the property, come inside. If they’re an experienced agent that’s been licensed for quite a few years and has done quite a few transactions, they’re going to be able to save you a lot of money right from the start. Very often, they’re going to be able to tell you, look, it’s a strong seller market, there’s no reason to do a complete upgrade of all of your bathrooms. Let’s just repaint and put in some new fixtures, some new light fixtures and maybe some handles.
So please, don’t spend all your money. I actually think that sellers often spend a lot more money than I would ever suggest they do, and it just hits their bottom line in a bad way. So, make sure you talk to the realtor ahead of time, and only make the repairs that are necessary.
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By Steve Bradley