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Selling Prep & Renovations


Typically, buyers want to buy a home that has no deferred maintenance, newer appliances, updated plumbing, electrical and heating (including a/c), modern conveniences and is ready to occupy.


Most times, upgrades and renovations are not required, only quick fixes and repairs are needed. The specific requirement for repairs and upgrades depends on: 


  • Time of year
  • Location of the home
  • Market conditions
  •  Competing inventory



The best return on investment includes:


1. Clean / de-clutter / de-personalize

  6. Update kitchen and bath

2. Lighten and brighten

  7. Paint interior

3. Maintain Yard

  8. Clean or Replace Carpeting

4. Repair Plumbing and electrical

  9. Repair & refinish damaged Floors

5. Staging for mass market appeal

10. Paint exterior



Hot Upgrades (need depends on home)

Flooring Fixes

  • Wood floors are a hot item today
  • Chipped or cracked ceramics may need to be replaced


Paint Ceilings & Walls

  • Remember buyers look at ceiling for leaks
  •  New neutral color paint add ‘freshness’
  • Dated wallpaper may detract from appeal
  • Wood paneling can be painted or removed



  • Number and ensuites have appeal
  • Jet tubs & separate showers are trendy



Kitchen Improvements

  • High-end kitchens don't return as much as the mid-range or minor kitchen remodels
  • Buyers don't want leaky faucets or stained sinks.


Roofs & Exterior

  • An old roof should be replaced
  • Plant flowers
  • Repair fences, caulking and window & door seals


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