Repairs Not to Make When Selling Your Home


You have finally decided to put your home on the market. Congratulations!

Whether upsizing, downsizing, or relocating for a new job, selling your home is a big decision. But before you list your house, there are a few home repairs you should NOT make.

Why? Because even though you may think these repairs will help sell your home faster, they could actually do the opposite.

Keep reading as we tackle the repairs you should not make when selling your home.

Do Not Repaint When Selling Your Home

There are several repairs that you should not make when selling your home. One is repainting your walls.

A fresh coat of paint may make your home more appealing to potential buyers, but it is not a significant enough upgrade to warrant the cost. Besides, potential buyers like this company will likely repaint after they move in.

Stick to making repairs that will add value to your home. Save your painting budget for your new place.

Avoid Fixing Minor Cosmetic Damage

One of the most common mistakes sellers make is thinking they need to fix all the minor cosmetic damage in their home before listing. The assumption is that potential buyers will see all the little wrong things and immediately low-ball their offer.

In reality, most buyers understand that a home is a used product and will expect to see some wear and tear. They also know that they can fix cosmetic damage after closing the deal.

Minor repairs before selling also add little to the sale price and may even turn off some buyers. If you are working with a limited budget, prioritize the repairs that will impact the sale.

Do Not Replace Old Fixtures With New Ones

While you might think replacing old fixtures with new ones will make your home more appealing to potential buyers, it could actually end up costing you more money than you make on the sale. It is because buyers will often look at the fixtures as an opportunity to personalize the home to their taste and style.

If you replace the fixtures, they may not like them. You will have wasted your time, effort, and money.

Do Not Over-Improve Your Home

Over-improving your home can lead to costly repairs that may not offer a return on investment. For example, extensively remodeling a home to make it a luxury standard is not generally advised.

Making your home too flashy could also turn potential buyers away. They may think it is too expensive or not a fit for their lifestyle.

Sell Your Home As-Is!

When selling your home, be aware of the repairs you should not make. These repairs can be costly and time-consuming, and they may not increase the value of your home.

Instead, sell your house as is while keeping it clean. Buyers will be able to see and appreciate its original and distinctive features this way.

Are you looking for more advice on preparing your home before putting it on the market? Check out the rest of our blog!


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