5 Things To Fix Before You List Your House in North Carolina

Are you thinking about listing your North Carolina house? If so, you will likely be making some fixes and upgrades to the home in order to get it listing-ready. But not all repairs are created equal. You don’t want to make expensive repairs that offer little to no return. Keep on reading to know about 5 things to fix before you list

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5 things to fix before you list your North Carolina home!

Look down…

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Old, damaged, and tired flooring can be dealt with for a comparatively low cost. Fix cracked tiles, repair major scratches to hardwood, and old carpet can be cleaned. Even though the floors underneath are possible not to be checked, it will be a big NO to the buyer to see the carpet old, dirty, and stained.  Floors with rough shapes can be cleaned by a rug, it helps to cover up the damages. If you are leaving the carpets as is, have them professionally cleaned to remove any stains or odors you might be overlooking.

Water stains on the ceiling and walls can be huge red flags for potential buyers and think there could be mold and much bigger problems on it.  Fix these things immediately before showing your house so potential buyers will not go to scare off

Look around…

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If you want the colors to be warm and inviting. Change the whole look by adding some warmth to a dark and cold feeling room will change the way people feel when they walk in. While the consensus says to stick with neutral tones, you turn the colors to be warm and inviting. Find a balance between plain and boring and too bold and off-putting. Infuse some personality into the color scheme, but remember you want to appeal to a wide audience, not just those who share your color palette. Wallpaper is seeing a comeback, but not everyone is interested in prints on the walls. If you decide to leave wallpaper up, make sure it is a low-key print that isn’t going to dissuade people from enjoying the space.


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For a lesser cost of investment, adding some plants and cleaning up weeds and overgrowth can make a huge impact on how fast your home sells. It is better to start out on the right foot while bad landscaping might be able to be looked over for the perfect house. Start out by making people want to see more of the house, just by looking at the outside!

Kitchen & Bath   

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They say these areas ultimately sell the house but it is not necessary to complete major remodels or renovations to make the areas really pop.  Small fixes, refinish tub and shower, resurfaced countertops and tiles,  these things spaces can add serious value to your home and  give them a new life. You can also add new fixtures, including faucets, drawer pulls, doorknobs and cabinet handles and by doing all these things can make and feel modern and fresh almost instantly!

Fix Before You List Bonus: Lighting

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Make sure areas are well lit, nothing too bright or hard on the eyes, and are filled with warm light by adding great lighting to the area that will help to sell your home.