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Clearwater FL Homes for Sale – Tips on Getting Your Home Ready to Sell – Making Repairs or Updating Your Clearwater FL Real Estate

Clearwater FL Homes for Sale – Preparing Your Home For Sale

Step 3. Repairing or Updating Your Home For Sale

In Step 1. we talked about depersonalizing your home because buyers get distracted by personal items.

Click here to see that post: Depersonalize Your Clearwater FL Homes For Sale

In Step 2, we gave you tips for cluttering your home, so that buyers will your home as large and well organized.

Click here to see that post: Un Clutter Your Clearwater FL Homes For Sale

Today in step 3, I will give you tips to Repair or Update your Clearwater FL homes for sale, so that your buyers will see the value of your home. So, get ready to ask a staging professional or be prepared deal with these items by yourself.

Okay, to get started, give your entire home a deep cleaning: walls, carpets, cabinets, faucets, etc – everything should look its best after you clean. Most people find this to be a huge job and hire a professional crew through their staging professional.

Now, go through your entire home and identify everything that is wrong with your home or hire a staging professional to make this list. Once you have a comprehensive list, it is time to price the items on the list. You can shop at home depot or Lowe‘s; or check with a staging professional to determine what it would cost for each item on the list.

For example, these items might be on your list:

ROI – Now, you must determine what you will spend to fix up your Clearwater Fl home for sale to maximize the return on your investment. Make sense?

Cheap Things You Can Do to sell your Clearwater home

You may choose to paint your home. This is a good idea if you have not painted very recently or if the room colors are not neutral. Many staging professionals recommend this as one of the best investments you can make when you are ready to sell your home. Just remember to get professional help picking neutral colors.

Replace faucets and handles in the bathrooms and kitchen if they are stained. Fix leaky faucets

Just replace toilet seats, and shower curtains.

Carpets – Take a close look at your carpets after the deep cleaning. Leave them unless the carpets are old, worn (can’t repair) or if the color is outdated.

Floor tile – If your tile has any cracks, then fix them, so that they are in good repair.

Front door – Your front door gives a first impression just before the buyer enters your home. If it is old, not a neutral color or not working, then change the door.

Interior doors – Make sure they close without sticking and the latches work. If a door is old; not a neutral color or is not working – change the door.

Kitchen drawers – Check to make sure they run on the tracks smoothly and do not jam, or wobble.

Light bulbs – Make sure all light fixtures are up-to-date and have bulbs and the bulbs work.

Bedspreads, and blinds should be neutral and in good repair.

Now, that list may not sound cheap, but wait until you see the upgrade list! My point is to make a list and determine the cost of these items, so you know the cost up front and ask your Clearwater FL Realtors (Jack and Cyndee Haydon) and staging professional how much this will improve your chance of selling your home for top dollar!

My Clearwater FL Home is for Sale – What Upgrades Should I Make

Clearwater FL Homes for sale need to check list of things to be fixed, you might find that your roof, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and windows are in bad shape.

Check out the neighborhood homes for sale, and the ones that have sold in the last few months to get an idea of what these owners have done to their homes. Your Clearwater FL Realtors (Jack and Cyndee Haydon) will be able to provide pictures of these homes and help you determine how your home compares to the other homes.

If you determine that there could be a good return on the investment (ROI) and you have the funds to upgrade, then you may be able to move your home from to a much higher price when it sells. Just don’t borrow money to make upgrades because this may affect your credit score if you plan to buy another property when your home sells.

Okay, that’s it for today, join me next time for another home selling tip.

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Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 S. Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
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