Expert Advice on Getting Your Home Ready To Sell
Impress potential buyers with our home-update tips for every budget: $100, $1,000, or $5,000. Mix and match our ideas by taking on several small projects or focusing on one or two larger ones.
$100: “Elbow grease is the cheapest thing anyone can apply to make a home sell faster,” says Reynolds. Where to start? Replace burned-out lightbulbs, patch any holes in the walls, fix jammed doors and drawers, re-caulk the tub and shower, and replace cracked or broken floor and wall tiles.
$1,000: If it’s in your budget, tackle larger repairs. Replace any broken windows, repair out-of-commission appliances, fix leaky faucets, and replace damaged doors.
$5,000: If your roof leaks or your driveway is damaged, you may want to address it before you sell.
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