When you are selling your Markham home, you want to ensure that everything is perfect. You don’t want to have any reason for a potential buyer to move on to another home and not put an offer in on yours. While your home will have some inherent flaws, being that it has been lived in, it should not need any repairs. When a potential buyer sees a repair, no matter how small, they see work for themselves. Unless your home is selling as a complete fixer-upper, you want to make sure all repairs are done, even the smallest of jobs. Some buyers believe that if there are small repairs to be done, there could be larger ones lurking where they can’t see.
While painting your home can be a huge undertaking, it makes a world of difference. If your paint has scuffs, scrapes or chips, it would be well worth it to repaint the room. If you don’t have the time or budget to repaint every room that needs it, focus on the main living areas, kitchen, bathrooms and master bedroom. Often, potential buyers will overlook the need for a paint job in the secondary bedrooms.
First impressions are what is going to get a buyer in the door. If your front door or siding looks worn or dirty, your best bet is to clean and possibly paint it. If repairs need to be done, ensure you fix them or you may lose buyers before they even get into your home.
With use, many door hinges become loose. While this is not a huge deal, a potential buyer could see this as you not having maintained your home. This is especially important on the kitchen cupboards, which if they look great, could sell your home. Tighten up all hinges and replace any that are broken. Check all locks as well and ensure they work. These tiny changes could make a world of difference.
If the flooring is not new, it is of course going to have some wear to it, but visual stains and scratches are a no-no. Do what you can to get out the stains and try to remove scratches from hardwood floors. Chips in ceramic are a much bigger job, but it is possible. If you look at that scratch, stain or chip regularly with disdain, a potential buyer is going to feel the exact same way and it could make the difference between buying your house and buying your neighbour’s house.
Ripped screens make a home look shoddy and should always be repaired. If you really don’t have the time to replace or fix a ripped screen, simply remove it from the window. You want a potential buyer to see the view and not the rip.
Making these simple repairs could increase the value of your home and have it sell faster.