What Repairs To Do Before Listing Your Home

Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties

What Repairs To Do Before Listing Your Home

Nobody likes an unattractive place, especially when it is your home. All buyers tend to look for a great house, having excellent features. They are also likely to pay more for their long lasting comfort that they will enjoy in their new house. 

Are you looking to put your house for sale? Well, think from the buyer’s perspective. Why would someone pay you a huge sum of money for your house? Are there some extra repairs you have carried out that make it unique from other homes on the market? Or does it contain some fancy wall paintings? Whatever, the case maybe there are still some key repairs you should consider before listing your home for sale.

  1. Kitchen and Bathrooms

Make sure your kitchens and bathrooms are in good condition. Nobody likes a kitchen or bathroom with a foul smell or broken cabinets. The riskiest areas here are plumbing and electrical work.



Before you list your house for sale, make sure the faucets are working well. You do not want to get embarrassed by introducing your potential buyers by showing them broken faucets or shoddy cabinets. 

In addition, make sure that water drainage is efficient as buyers are more cautious about things they can’t see. It is better to clear the clogs and filth that are hindering the drainage.

  1. The Interior

The interior design of a house plays a vital role in influencing the decision of a buyer. They are more willing to purchase a house with strong and aesthetically-appealing walls and ceilings than the one lacking them. A good way is to paint your walls and perform the necessary fixes. But, before that make sure to repair nails holes and dents since they can give your rooms an unpleasant look.

Not just the walls, but the interior also includes flooring. If you have broken tiles or scratched floor they are likely to be highlighted during a buyer’s visit. Of course, he or she can even raise this concern during price negotiations.

  1. The Exterior

How about surprising with the first impression! You might have done a great job with the home interiors and done the fixes. But if your exterior is not enticing, it is likely going to affect the bids for your house. Ask yourself, why would you buy a house that doesn't make you feel comfortable from the outside?



Real estate investments involve a large sum of money and buyers are getting more thoughtful about the house they choose. To give it a better look you should consider the repairs on your roofs if needed. Check if your roof is in good shape and there are no cracks or damaged areas. Make sure you are not listing a house with holes in its roof. Nobody is likely to pay a good price for a house that is prone to water leakage.

Another better idea is repairing your lawn. Lawn can provide a pleasant atmosphere for potential buyers and can help leverage your position so you can bargain for a higher selling price. Fixing it might cost you some money, but you are likely to get it back once you sell it.

Final Words

Capturing the buyer’s attention should be your top priority. People are willing to spend more on their house as it is not a frequent purchase and can usually commit a large sum of money for their dream hone. Getting their attention and showing them the salient features of your house can increase your chances of getting better offers. 

Christopher O'Neal Licensed Realtor Professional, VA Samson Properties

1440 Central Park Blvd, #210 Fredericksburg, VA 22401



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Comments (1)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Chris and Welcome to the Rain where we all learn from each other and help each other.


Feb 26, 2019 10:07 AM