Which projects should you undertake preparing to sell your home? Obviously, you want to spend the least amount and get the most “bang for your buck”. However, another perspective you should also consider is the timeline for your move, and what you can, and should, accomplish while still living in your home during this period.
External projects will be less intrusive to your lifestyle than interior modifications. Some investments will have a longer “shelf life” than others. Plumbing, electrical or appliance upgrades will have a longer impact than painting or sprucing up your garden. The focus is to spend the right amount, at the right time to best realize the value you are investing into your home.
You will obviously need to focus on the required repairs, but also on how those investments will be utilized in your marketing effort. For instance, if it is determined that your hot water heater is “on it’s last legs”, have a plumber also provide a quote to remove and replace any galvanized or copper supply lines with CPVC or PEX which reflect an upgrade to the plumbing from sight. You will find that including these extra efforts in the overall project with a licensed professional may be less expensive than tackling separately.
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