Westfield Home Repairs: What to Fix Before You List

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Select NJ# 9483506

Now is a great time to put your home on the market. But before you do, survey your home for areas that need improvement first. Here are a few Westfield home repairs you should focus on before you list.

Take care of even the smallest Westfield home repairs before you list or it could end up costing you in profits when you try to sell it down the road.

Westfield Home Repairs: What to Fix Before You List

Flooring

Click here for an instant "No Strings Attached" valuation of your home. One of the first things a buyer sees when they walk through your door is the floors. Concentrate your Westfield home repair efforts on ensuring they look good. Conduct a good steam cleaning of all carpeting throughout your Westfield home. If your carpet still appears shabby, you might want to consider replacing it. Buyers love wood flooring. However, they don't love scuff marks, dings, or scratches. A good scrubbing and waxing should be enough. You might want to refinish or replace your floors if the stains and dings are significant.

Air Conditioning

We may be nearing the end of the summer, but another one of the Westfield home repairs that need to be addressed before you list is the air conditioner. Have a professional come out to service the unit and make sure it's in good working order. Even if you weren't going to list your home soon, it's a good idea to service your A/C unit twice a year (once in the spring and again in the fall). This helps extend the life of the unit and ensure that it works properly when you need it most. Also, replace the filter every month during the summer, when it receives the most usage.

Plumbing & Electrical Systems

Just like the A/C unit, the plumbing and electrical systems should be examined before you list. Some of the Westfield home repairs to watch for include leaky faucets and pipes, low water pressure, toilets that run constantly, and faulty wiring. If you can't blow dry your hair in the bathroom while running a cycle of clothing through the washer in the laundry room without flipping a breaker, you might want to have a professional look at your electrical system. This is something that will definitely come up on a potential buyer's home inspection.

Exterior

Finally, focus on your curb appeal. Torn screens, broken shutters, patchy paint. They all look awful and bring down your Westfield home's value. But, they're very simple to fix. Get rid of any dead or dying shrubbery, flowers, and trees. Reseed patchy areas of your lawn. Make sure all exterior lights and your doorbell work properly.

Take some time before you list to make any and all necessary Westfield home repairs. If you overlook even the smallest of repairs, it could cost you in profits when you sell it down the road.

Scott Gleason, CRS at RE/MAX Select, Luxury Homes

Originally posted on my Westfield area luxury homes blog here: http://www.luxuryhomesnj.com/westfield-seller-tips/westfield-home-repairs-what-to-fix-before-you-list/.

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