Repairs Before Selling?

July 14, 2021

Repairs Before Selling?

Home Repair

When preparing a home to sell, sometimes it is best to determine what repairs need to be made so as to get the best price and eliminate major issues in a home inspection. Here are four items that need to be checked before listing for sale.


The first thing to consider is the home’s exterior.  This may involve landscaping work to update the lawn, and check trees or shrubs that might need removed or trimmed.  A roof inspection is very important, especially if the home is over 15 years old and has the original roof.  This can be a major concern and expense for a potential buyer and will definitely be a part of an inspection.  The exterior should be painted, free of cracks and have an attractive “curb appeal” to a buyer.

Central A/C

Second, the central air conditioning should be in proper working order and should be maintained with a minimum of a yearly inspection. Making any needed repairs before listing to sell should be considered mandatory with the air ducts thoroughly cleaned as well


Third, whether the home has wood, tile floors or carpet, make sure they are in good condition.  Replace any cracked tile if possible; wax and clean the wood floors or put down new carpeting in areas that are well worn or dirty.    If needing to replace any flooring, make sure it matches the current one or replace totally.

Plumbing and Electrical

Last, have the plumbing and electrical systems checked by licensed, reputable professionals.   The home inspector will find anything not working properly or dangerous to the home and it is best to take care of any problems or even minor issues before a buyer signs a contract.  

Just these minor adjustments will make a sale go much smoother, quicker and provide a better selling price.  We, at Whippet Properties of Florida, can assist and guide you to the best professionals needed for any of these issues!  

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