If you’re like many people considering selling a home in Lake City, you might be wondering whether you should make repairs or upgrade your house before you put it on the market.
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question.
For some people, making repairs or upgrades isn’t even an option, whether it’s for financial reasons, you’re on a time crunch or you have personal reasons. For others, though, it may be absolutely necessary before you can get the price you need for your home.
Repairs and Upgrades
Typically, small repairs and upgrades can pay off when you sell your home. Many people find that “little things” can make a big difference, such as:
- Painting walls
- Restaining cabinets
- Refinishing hardwood floors
- Fixing cracks in concrete
- Repairing and repainting fences
- Recaulking windows and doors
- Putting new grout between tiles
For the most part, major renovations don’t bring in enough return on investment to be worthwhile if you’re about to sell your home. However, small things, such as removing a kitchen island that makes your space seem smaller, can make a huge difference.
Replacing damaged shingles, broken windows and rickety stairs can also make a huge difference in your home’s value. Upgrading appliances to more energy efficient models, replacing dated lighting systems with modern lights, and pulling up old, worn carpet to reveal hardwood floors beneath can also be worth your time and investment.
If you’re thinking about performing upgrades or repairs, talk to your Realtor® about what you should do. Your real estate agent will be able to give you guidance based on his experience and his local market knowledge.
Are You Selling a Home in Lake City?
If you want to sell your home in Lake City, we can help.
Contact us online or call us at 386-243-0124. We can help you determine the right asking price, help you decide which repairs and upgrades you should do to improve the value of your home, and show you how we will create an innovative marketing plan that puts your house in front of the right buyers.