Pre-listing Fixes That Can Pay Off
Anything that isn’t broken is costly to replace, and isn’t overtly visible, such as a new
central air conditioning system, won’t impress buyers as much as improvements
they can see, such as new doors for the kitchen cabinets or customizable closet
Fix anything that an inspection would turn up.
Floor refinishing has a 147% cost recovery.
A kitchen remodel has only a 67% cost recovery.
If you have pets, consider a deep cleaning—strong odors are likely to turn off
Curb appeal helps a house stand out. If the front lawn is in really bad shape
consider re-sodding or putting in a desert landscape with rocks.
Fix any leaky faucets.
Replace non-working appliances
Don’t repaint the garage floor or wallpaper the inside of closets—focus on
what can be seen.