Home Repairs You Can Do on a Budget
Paint Walls, Doors and Trim
Painting walls, doors, and trim is an important step to increase the perceived value of a home to a prospective buyer.
Repair Cracks in Walls or Ceilings
Repair the cracks in walls and ceilings before listing your home. Neglecting this can negatively affect the perceived value of the home.
Replace Damaged or Worn out Grout
Repair or replace damaged or worn out grout to improve the perceived value of your home to a prospective buyer.
Fix or Replace Damaged Railings and Stairways
Properly repairing or replacing damaged railings and stairways ensures that the home is safe and secure for potential buyers.
Upgrade or Repair Outdated Appliances
It’s easy to determine which appliances you may need to replace or upgrade in order to increase the value of your home.
Upgrade or Repair the Hot Water Heater
It is important for a homeowner to update or repair their hot water heater before putting their home on the market.
Check the HVAC
It is important for a homeowner to check or upgrade the HVAC before listing their home on the market for energy efficiency.
Mold or Mildew
Dealing with Mold & Mildew
If left unchecked, mold and mildew can cause significant damage to the home, resulting in expensive repairs.
Pests and Rodents
Dealing with a Pest Infestation
Unaddressed pest infestations can lead to costly repairs and potential health hazards for potential buyers.
Update Electrical Outlets and Switch Plates
DIY homeowners can easily make sure their home is market-ready when they repair and updating electrical outlets and switch plates.
Repair Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It is important for a homeowner to check their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before listing their home on the market.
Replace Light Fixtures and Light Bulbs
Before listing a home for sale, it is important for a homeowner to inspect all light fixtures and bulbs, and replace them.
Bathrooms & Kitchens
Tighten Loose Faucets or Shower Handles
When listing a home on the market, it is important for a homeowner to make sure any loose faucets or shower handles are tightened.
Fix Leaky Toilets
Before listing a home for sale, it is important to inspect and fix leaky toilets and check for other toilet repairs.
Repairing or Replacing Damaged Tiles in Bathroom or Kitchen
Repair or replace damaged tiles in the bathroom or kitchen is a key part of the staging, showing and selling process of your home.
Repair Damaged Cabinet Doors and Drawers
Before listing your home on the market, it is important to make sure that all cabinet doors and drawers are in good condition.
Fix Broken Shelving
When a homeowner is preparing to list their home on the market, it is important to ensure that all shelving in the home is in good condition.
Exterior of the Home
Repair the Gutters
Before listing a home on the market, it is important for homeowners to inspect their gutters and make sure they are in working order.
Check the Roof
When listing a home on the market, it is important for a homeowner to check the roof for any leaks or broken shingles.
Broken or Cracked Windows
Having broken windows can make a home look unkempt, unappealing, and even unsafe, which can lead to decreased interest from potential buyers.
Having torn or ripped window screens can make a home appear unkempt and undesirable, making it difficult to attract potential buyers.
Window Sills and Frames
For homeowners listing their home on the market, repairing window sills and frames is an essential part of preparing their home for sale.
Window blinds are a great way to add a touch of style and warmth to any home. If they are broken or in disrepair, they can be a real eyesore.