11 Repairs to Make Before Listing Your Home | Best Painters Westchester

11 Repairs to Make Before Listing Your Home

By Korth Painting | Carpentry Westchester

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So you have decided to sell your home, and there’s the questions about repairs to make before listing your home. There are so many to choose from. And they’re mounting with each passing year.  In weighing what to fix and what not to fix, you will find many checklists and below you will see the top ones Westchester Realtors have asked us to help their listings with.

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1. Clean, paint, and align gutters and downspouts

Every homeowner should inspect their gutters to know they are cleaned and aligned. Many never even thought about painting them!

2. Check foundation for cracks and repairs

Let’s see. 100+ year old foundation. Water issues in the basement. Yes, cracks will be found and repairs will be needed.

3. Clean grease and old spills from driveway 

One plus of living in the suburbs is not looking for parking but definitely clean it to up to increase your curb appeal.

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Power washing is a spring clean for the exterior

4. Wash or paint the exterior

If the paint on your home is in good condition and the color is appealing, all you may need is a quick power wash to make your home shine. However, if there’s peeling paint or if the color is dated, it may be time for some painting.

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5. Inspect and clean the chimney 

An important, annual maintenance item.

6. Repair/replace worn roof shingles

Checking your roof yearly and repairing old shingles could save you on a new roof. Especially since we live in the northeast. 

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bathrooms recaulked

7. Caulk tubs, showers and sinks

This can show on an inspection and cause for costly repairs.

8. Make sure toilets and faucets work well

An old home equals old plumbing so you may want to call in the professionals. The inspectors usually check every one.

9. Fix broken windows, shutters, screens

 Windows are easy to spot for issues and can also improve curb appeal. Did you know we can help you replace your windows or doors?

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Neutral homes sell quicker

10. Touch up or repaint walls neutral color

The navy living room walls and bright pink teen bedroom are top of the list. Many coats will be needed if you do not know the right primer. Most home buyers like a neutral pallet so they can customize it themselves. Think white or ivory or grey depending on your home.

11. Install new flooring if needed

Your carpet stains cannot be covered by furniture during the final walk through. Now is the time to do a deep clean and assess if new carpeting is needed.

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