When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are my top recommended repairs to make before selling your home.

Repaint walls.

Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project or ask me for a referral and let the pros take care of it. Make sure cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.

Repair floors.

Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can have a huge impact on appearance! Or, it can also make a huge difference to update tile flooring if it is more than 5 years old. I’d be happy to take a look at it for you.

Updating Bathroom wall tile and kitchen backsplashes can also add value to your home. Arizona had a lot of homes built in the early 2000s but most haven’t been updated – your home will stand out if it is professionally updated.

Refresh the landscaping.

Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside as well as the in. Clean walkways and driveways, plant seasonal flowers and plants, trim hedges and trees, install outdoor décor pieces (and remove them if they are old and weathered or if you have too many) Refreshing gravel can really improve a first impression of both the front and back yard.

Fix your fixtures.

Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handle? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers. Improve your kitchen. An outdated kitchen can really detract from the value of a home. Updating cabinetry, replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may be worth the investment as they show the home has been well maintained and updated.