Most Important Things To Repair Before You Sell

Repair - Exterior

It is easy to overlook a lot of the wear and tear that happens to a home over the years. When you start thinking about selling, the state of your home becomes much more important. You know certain repairs need to be made. However, you only have so much money and time to make these repairs. So, what are the most important things you need to repair/address before putting your home on the market.


The exterior is the first thing buyers see, so you want it to look good. Give the lawn and landscaping some TLC. Clean up any junk in and around the yard or outside of storage sheds. Fix any fencing or roofing issues.


A new coat of paint is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to update the look of your home. Generally lighter and neutral colors tend to appeal to most people.

Repair - Bathroom


You don’t need to completely renovate the kitchen unless it is in really bad shape. However, you can make minor repairs that will make your kitchen appear more inviting. You can clean grout, install new fixtures and make sure all cabinets look clean and presentable.


A clean bathroom is a necessity. If you have a problem with a running toilet or leaky faucet, make repairs as necessary. You can make your toilet look new by replacing the seat. Cleaning up the grout is always a good idea and replace any missing tiles. The brighter and cleaner you can make this room, the better.

Repair - Living Room


Proper lighting can make the smallest home look open and inviting. Take some time to analyze your current space and see if you can find some ways to improve the lighting. If you have “dated” light fixtures this is another thing you can easily replace.


Walk through your home and make sure everything works like it should. Check everything from faucets to doorknobs and locks. A few broken components can completely turn off a buyer.

Obviously there are much larger repairs you may need to attend to before selling your home. But tackling the smaller, easier to repair issues can help you get the most money out of your home sale.



One comment

  • If you have thought about selling your house, first thing to remember is to make some improvement unto it. So that it won’t take long before it will be sold. Just like on this post, find if there is some parts of your house that needed some repair. It’s one good making some improvement before selling your house.

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