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Small Projects to Work Through Before Listing Your Home

by Lisa Grassi Bartlett 09/07/2020

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Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before your first showing. 

Address Any Floor Issues

Carpet stains, worn areas, scratched wood, and crack tiles, can all be a turn off for potential buyers. If you have a newer carpet, performing a deep clean may suffice, but if it is older and worn, you should consider replacing it. Tile flooring should be replaced if cracked and if in good enough condition to keep, take the time to thoroughly clean the grout to get your floors looking like new. For hardwood floors, consider having them refinished so that they can look like fresh again.

Update Your Home's Hardware

Door knobs, drawer pulls, cupboard handles, and hinges can easily make a house look dated. This is an easy upgrade that can be made and requires little labor. Choose more modern designs and finishes and make sure that the theme is consistent throughout the room in your home. 

Remove Popcorn Ceilings

If your ceilings are still covered in popcorn, now is the perfect time to be rid of it, to give your ceilings a more modern look. The good news with this improvement is that it will only cost you a little in ceiling paint and mainly requires time to complete. While scraping all of your ceilings may seem like a daunting task at first, you will be pleasantly surprised by how much it can change the look of the room.

Declutter Your Closets

Before you list our home, you will want it to seem as spacious, as organized, and as neat as possible. While most people know that closets are typically filled in most homes, when they are filled too much, it can make it hard to judge the available space. Declutter and get rid of anything that you no longer need. If your closets are still brimming, you may want to consider packing anything that you will not need until after your move and having it placed in storage. 

Address Minor Repairs

Now is the ideal time to address any minor repairs that you have been putting off. Fix any plumbing issues such as clogs and leaks, repair any damage to walls and door frames, and replace any burnt out light bulbs. You want buyers to know that the house is well-maintained. It will make them more confident that major problems are less likely. 

Tackle the small improvement projects above to get your home ready to list to help put you in the best position to get what you are looking for out of the sale of your home. 

About the Author
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Lisa Grassi Bartlett

My name is Lisa Bartlett and I reside in the Glens Falls~Lake George Area. I am a licensed Realtor® in New York. I provide strategic marketing and transaction services to my clients in the upstate New York area. I bring 20 years of experience in the construction and investment property industry to the table. This experience has provided me with a vast portfolio of reliable professionals in the industry who will help make completing the sale or purchase of your home be seamless. I have lived in the Greater Glens Falls area since 1985 and have developed a large network through involvement in many professional networking groups and through getting involved and serving in my community. I have earned respect and trust through hard work and good ethics. When you list or buy with me, my large network will prove to be a great asset for you. I will listen to your needs and wants and help you achieve them. I offer tireless energy and enthusiasm and fully believe when you expect good things to happen they do! Let me help you make good things happen!

Our Roots: EXIT Realty Corp. International, a full service real estate franchisor, opened for business in Toronto, Canada on September 3, 1996 and in record time, expanded across North America. Our unique business model, the EXIT Formula is one of the key reasons for our phenomenal growth. 

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