We may still be in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give your Honolulu home a little TLC before you list it for sale. In fact, making some repairs and updates before you sell can earn you more money on your home in the long run. But what tasks will provide the biggest return on your investment of time and money? Let’s find out.
Repairing or replacing damaged floors
Your floors make a big impression. As soon as a potential buyer views your home online or walks in the front door, they are going to notice the floors. That’s why it’s so important for your flooring to be in good shape when you sell. If you have stained carpeting, dated linoleum, warped laminate, or scratched wood, then it’s time to repair or replace it. This is one task that most buyers won’t want to tackle on their own, so it’s crucial you take care of the floors before listing. Especially if you’re advertising your home as move-in ready.
Eliminating pet damage
There’s no denying that pets bring so much to our lives. But they can also be a little destructive. If you’ve got pet damage in your home such as scratched wood, damaged drywall, or stained floors, then it’s time to tackle it. By the time you list, there should be no evidence that a pet has lived in your home.
Updating the kitchen
Completely renovating an outdated kitchen is often not the best investment of your money when you’re selling your home. But that doesn’t mean you should leave it as-is. There are many ways that you can give your kitchen a fresh and more modern look without spending a lot of cash. This could include painting cabinets, replacing faucets, light fixtures, and cabinet hardware, or installing new countertops or appliances.
Repairing window screens
One of the best things about living in Honolulu is being able to enjoy the outdoors 365 days a year. It’s wonderful to be able to open our windows and get some fresh air just about whenever we want. That’s why you need to make sure your window screens are in good shape. Repair or replace any torn screens. We promise you that buyers will notice if you don’t. It’s an easy and cheap repair that you can do yourself in most cases.
Sprucing up your curb appeal
Finally, don’t forget your home’s exterior when it comes time to sell. Potential buyers will see the outside of your home before anything else and will decide if they want to see more just from the impression the exterior makes. Make that impression count! Clean up your yard including trimming trees and bushes. Weed garden beds and plant colorful plants and flowers. Power wash walkways and driveways. Paint your front door in an attractive color. Replace your mailbox, lighting fixtures, and welcome mat. None of these things will cost you much or take too much time to accomplish, and they can have an outsized effect on how your home is perceived. It’s worth it!
Contact Keller Williams Honolulu today!
Are you not sure what repairs you should make before you list your Honolulu home for sale? Then contact Keller Williams Honolulu at 808-596-2888 or [email protected]. We’re standing by to answer all your questions about the sale process and to help you every step of the way. Contact us today!