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What to Repair Before You Sell

Real Estate

What to Repair Before You Sell

When you’re getting ready to sell 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 our 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 possible, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure you cover any walls with scratches, chips, cracks and holes and consider using a neutral coat to appeal to a wide range of Buyers.

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 it. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting, steaming or even professionally painting can go a long way in making dingy tile look brand new!

Refresh the Landscaping

Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside as well as the inside. Clean or power wash walkways and driveways, plant colorful seasonal flowers and plants, trim hedges and trees, install outdoor décor pieces and fill in mulch and gravel. You can even install solar lighting for sunset listing photography to really make your property stand out.

Fix Your Fixtures

Leaky faucet? Slow drains? Loose drawer handle? Think of all of the things you have put off fixing and learned to live with. Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds. Many of these items will appear on a home inspection and the Buyers often look for a home that requires few repairs.

Improve Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often viewed as the center of the house and one of the most important rooms to a Buyer. An outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home. Painting cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new lighting and hardware may be worth the investment.


At Arrive Real Estate Group we recognize that taking time off work or rearranging your schedule to accommodate a stream of vendors who will work to get your home market-ready is the last thing you should be worrying about. With your permission, we’ll gladly take on the role of coordinating projects, determining start and completion dates, overseeing work on-site, and ensuring tasks are performed to the highest standards.

Due to our high volume of listings, we have experience with the best local vendors. These vendors are familiar with the type of work necessary to bring a home to market in the most cost-effective way. Contact us today to see how we can help make your property shine its brightest!

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