Home Improvement  /  June 19, 2020

Selling Your Home? 10 Home Maintenance Tips to Try Before Your First Open House

Home Maintenance Tips with Handyman Connection

Selling your home this year? Consider doing these 10 home maintenance improvements before you put your home on the market.

1.      Touch Up Paint

A fresh coat of neutral colored paint is the perfect way to get your home ready for an open house. It’s important to touch up any peeling old paint and repaint any rooms that may have bright or colorful paint jobs. Stick to creams, whites, grays and other neutral colors.

2.       Fix that Leaky Faucet

When you are selling your home its crucial that all sinks and other appliances are working correctly. Make sure none of your faucets or sinks are leaking anywhere.

3.       Check Your Plumbing

While you are checking your faucets, consider looking for any water damage on floors tiles or on ceilings and walls. Give all your pipes, sinks and toilets a good check to make sure they are working.

4.       Fix Your Squeaky Doors

If there are any doors in your home that squeak every time you open and close them, then consider fixing them. You don’t want to scare off potential buyers solely from one squeaky door. Luckily, a squeaky door is an easy fix.

5.       Check Your Gutters

This may not seem like an obvious home maintenance tip to try, because prospective buyers can’t see them, but it’s an important one. If you are selling your home, you need to make sure your gutters are properly functioning and cleaned out.

6.       Repaint Your Porch and Clean Your Patio

These two home maintenance tips go hand in hand. The exterior is the first thing people see when they come look at your home. Make sure both your porch and patio are perfectly painted and cleared of any excessive leaves and dirt.

7.       Landscape

You don’t need to go all out with landscaping but considering adding some fresh flowers in your front yard or pruning and weeding your existing gardens. Neatly trimmed flowers and plants give homes a really fresh and clean feel. This will attract buyers to your home to begin with.

8.       Check Your HVAC Systems

Regardless of the time of year you will want to make sure that your HVAC systems are working and clean. It’s important to keep the furnace and cleaning ducts and vents clean all year long.

9.       Give Your Home a Good Scrub

You want your home to sparkle when prospective buyers walk inside. Give your home a good scrub, clean the floors, countertops, showers and make sure to clean those hard to reach places as well.

10.   Wash Your Windows

Once your home is clean on the interior, don’t forget about the exterior. The exterior is incredibly important. Make sure all the windows around your home are clean, while selling your home you don’t want buyers looking through dirty windows.

Selling your home doesn’t need to be a stressful process. As long as you consider trying out some of these home improvement tips, your home will sell in no time. If you need help with any of these home improvement projects, Handyman Connection can assist you, consider filling out our free online quote form to get started, or call or text us!

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