When you’re getting ready to list your Havasu home, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that 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. This especially helps now that the Lake Havasu real estate market appears to be tilting back towards a more balanced level between buyers and sellers. Focus on these four areas that may need to repair before listing your home.
What to Repair Before You List
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up. Plus, it is one of the updates buyers look for in today's market. Generally, this can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips. Also, consider updating any accent walls with a neutral coat of paint.
Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home. Therefore, you want to ensure that 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 can go a long way in making dingy tile work look brand new!
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 for a pop of color. Trim hedges and trees. Install outdoor décor pieces. Fill in mulch and gravel. Sure, most Havasu lawns use rock instead of grass. But that does not mean you should neglect taking care of it, too. That may mean adding rock in areas that appear sparse and raking the rocks to make them look uniform and well-manicured.
Fix Your Fixtures
Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handles? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds. Improve your kitchen. An outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home. Updating cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may be well worth the investment if it gets you a buyer more quickly.
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