7 Critical Repairs to Make Before Selling a House

7 Critical Repairs to Make Before Selling a House

Are you looking to sell your home? Keeping your home in good condition is essential to accelerate the selling process and prevent closing delays. Here are some important repairs to make before selling a house to increase its condition and value.

Fix Damaged Flooring

Damaged flooring and outdated carpeting would not attract potential buyers, and they might avoid buying such properties. Newly repaired or replaced flooring will increase your home’s value and appeal.

Fix Water Damage

Water damage from overflowing gutters, leaks, and poor drainage can cause water stains, corrosion, mold, wet insulation, etc. Hire a plumber and get these issues fixed before listing your home, and be sure to fix or repair any areas with water damaged. Water stains may put off buyers who believe that the stains result from a serious unrepaired problem.

Get Rid of Any Leaks

Water leaks may damage your home’s foundation and cause drainage issues, causing expensive repairs. Check all of your faucets, toilets, showerheads, and spigots to identify any leaks and get them fixed immediately. Do not attempt to merely cover the leaks because they can be detected if your buyer conducts a professional home inspection.

Check Walls and Ceilings

Fix minor dents, dings, and nail holes on your walls and ceilings. Repaint your wall if it is discolored after repairs. Clean stains and marks off of walls.

Electrical Panels and Circuit Breakers

Ensure your electrical panel and circuit breakers are compliant with current codes. Hire an electrician to replace your panels if needed. If you have an outdated electrical system, like the one that uses a fuse box, you should get it checked or updated, as it can be difficult for new owners to find parts, or the system might be rigged for modern usage, making it susceptible to problems.

Repair Windows and Doors

While preparing your home for selling, remember to check your doors and windows. Besides keeping them attractive, make sure they open and close properly and have no holes or cracks.

Paint the Walls

Painting your walls is an affordable way to enhance the look of your home. A nice coat of paint can give your house a new look, and buyers would love to see freshly painted walls. You can contact professionals to get color recommendations depending on the lighting and features of your home.

Pre-Listing Inspection

Schedule a professional pre-listing inspection to understand the condition of your home accurately. A professional home inspector will thoroughly evaluate all the essential systems and areas inside and outside your home to identify potential defects or flaws before they cause safety hazards and expensive repairs. A pre-sale inspection can get all the details you need to make an informed decision concerning the repairs required to improve the condition of your home before listing it. Keep in mind, you should always maintain your house well and conduct regular preventive maintenance. This will reduce the list of repairs when you decide to sell the house. Contact Worthy Inspections to schedule a professional pre-listing inspection. We will thoroughly inspect your home to identify the problems that need to be fixed immediately.


Worthy Inspection Services, LLC

Worthy Inspection Services provides complete and affordable home inspection services in Central Washington. Our goal is to provide exceptional home maintenance and inspection services while maintaining quality, integrity and convenience. We are committed to providing honest, unbiased information to help our clients make an informed decision about their property.

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