Episode 3: Preparing your Home for Sale, Repairing

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Most Buyers are looking for trouble-free, ready to move into houses and first impressions are key!   Leaky faucets, cracked tiles, broken appliances or anything else that doesn’t work like it should, may turn off buyers. A pre-inspection gives you the opportunity to find out if there are any hidden problems with your home. However, any faults that are discover and not repair, must disclosed to your agent and potential buyers.    Once you know  if anything is wrong, you can have those issues fixed before you list. Some homebuyers  are looking to buy a fixer-upper, however these buyers often will discount the price of the house to allow for the repairs and, a bit more for the inconvenience. Make a list of everything that is defective, broken or worn out.  Decide which items you can fix yourself and which you will need a contractor to fix for you.  So repairing your home is the third step in preparing your home for sale. Not only will this help in selling the home for a higher price and in a lesser amount of time, but it will make the whole transaction go much smoother.