Do Looks Really Matter When It Comes To Selling Your Home?

In the real estate market, the appearance of your home plays a crucial role in the sale. While the quality and location of your property matter, looks and condition play an equally important role. 

Before your home hits the market, you’ll want to ensure it is in the best selling condition possible to generate a sale that gives you the best profit. This may mean finally repairing all the issues you’ve been meaning to fix, giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, or installing new floors. Even though a growing list of repairs can feel tedious, a property in prime condition can be the deciding factor for clients to choose your home over others.

What might be deal-breakers? 

In terms of repairs, focusing on larger-scale maintenance is ideal. Listed below are three common “deal breakers” when selling a home. 

Plumbing Issues 

Plumbing problems can lead to more significant issues that can make or break a deal. In some cases, water damage can lead to mould or rotting issues which can be a considerable headache for buyers. The repair cost can vary based on the severity of the damage, but it is wise to assess these issues and create a plan to fix them. 

HVAC Headaches 

Heating, ventilation, and AC issues sit high on the list of repairs when prepping your home for the market. Installing new HVAC systems can be costly, but a technician may be able to assess any withstanding issues and repair them for much less a cost. 

Damaged Shingles 

Issues with your roof can create additional problems for your property, both inside and out. Replacing your roof shingles can be expensive, but it may be worth the cost as buyers will want to buy a home that is as move-in-ready as possible.

Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

While it is true that homes can sell with cosmetic issues, improving your home’s overall aesthetic may be of interest to help buyers quickly envision a life in your residence. In most cases, cosmetic repairs can be low-cost and easy to handle.

Fresh Paint 

Giving your home’s interior a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Choosing neutral and warm tones appeals to most buyers. 

Patch Holes 

It may be a good idea to purchase a drywall compound to repair any holes that have been created by picture frames, mirrors, art, or television mounts. But, of course, a blank and clean canvas will always be more appealing to buyers. 

Replace Your Furnace Filter 

The state of your furnace filter is a good indication of how well-maintained your system is. Replacing your filter before showings is always ideal to ensure things look clean and nearly new. 

Modernize Your Hardware & Light Fixtures

Adding small contemporary features to your interior can give your property a leg up in the market. For example, harmonious hardware, modern chandeliers, and updated faucets can truly transform your property’s aesthetic. 

Carpet & Floor Cleaning 

If you have pets or children, it is not uncommon for your floors to experience natural wear and tear. Before listing your property, it can be ideal to get your carpets professionally cleaned or even replace your floor altogether.

When In Doubt, Consult With A Real Estate Agent

The Peggy Hill Real Estate Team is well-equipped with agents ready to offer you professional advice on what improvements can be made to your home. They will always be able to consider your budget and help prepare your home to look the best for its entry into the market.