How to save the sale of your home.
The latest One Cool Thing discusses little things you can do to make sure you save the sale of your home when potential buyers are looking to buy.
Sellers whose homes aren’t in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow grease to get their properties in market-ready condition. Check out these three home repairs that could save your home sale:
- Fix flooring flaws – Most buyers don’t want the hassle of replacing carpet and may not accept a credit to cover the cost after the sale. When refinishing hardwood floors, for example, homeowners can expect to spend an average of $3000 but recoup 100% of that cost at resale.
- Repair water stains – Leftover water stains from an old plumbing problem could mislead buyers into thinking the problem still exists. Water-stained ceilings can cost about $670 on average to fix. Drywall costs about $1.50 per square foot to repair.
- Touch up the grout – Yellow or cracked grout can be a turnoff to buyers. Plus, new grout can make old floors look revived. Bathroom re-grouting costs and average of $1 to $2 per square foot, increase to $10 for more complex jobs.
Save the Sale source: Houselogic and REALTOR Magazine