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March 3rd, 2022

When you consider selling your home, it’s important to take steps to ensure that the process goes through without complications. One way to do this is to ensure you’ve done all the necessary contracting work. Keep reading to learn what you need a home repair contractor for.

Upgrade the Lights and Fittings

One major thing that will stand out to potential buyers is the light fixtures. These may be the original ones that you got with your home or installed. Homebuyers want to keep up with the newest trends, and if your home is old, it doesn’t have trendy fixtures. To make sure you have an easy time selling, you need to cater to fussier buyers by upgrading the light fixtures so they’re modern. Also make sure that if there are any cupboards or places where people may want to store items they use for sports, they’re in good shape. Having a lock on these areas will be helpful in making your home more attractive. With different versions of red flag laws enacted in 19 states as well as the District of Columbia, you should do your best to ensure if you have gun display units, they’re well-secured.

Upgrade Your Kitchen

Another area that will make your home-selling journey easy or complex is your kitchen. This is a space that many homebuyers pay extra attention to, so you want it to be as appealing as possible. Give it a fresh coat of paint at the very least to ensure that it looks spacious and inviting. If necessary, work with a qualified contractor to make it more functional than it may currently be. This will give you a higher likelihood of successfully finding a buyer. With recruiters saying that their biggest pain points are finding qualified candidates at 35% and clients taking too long to make offers at 30%, you want to move fast during the contractor hiring process.

Work on the Landscape

To ensure that your home looks good right from the moment a potential buyer arrives at it, it’s important to work on the landscape. Find a professional landscape contractor to improve your landscape. Keep it well-manicured at all times, and add the necessary features to make it look modern and decent. These include flower boxes and water features, which you can expect to raise the home’s value exponentially. Paint the exterior of the house as well, and improve the driveway to ensure it has no cracks or holes.

Test Fire-Safety Systems

Finally, test out the fire-safety systems in your home because they’re an important part of every home. If you have any, which is advisable, you need to have them inspected visually on a regular basis and tested for proper function under the NFPA25 Code. The different tests and inspections should be done monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, and at intervals of five years and 10 years. For this reason, make sure that the people you hire to work on sensitive things like the fire systems are up to date on the codes they need to follow as well as the standards they should maintain.

With these tips, you can work on different aspects of your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Always make sure to work with a home repair contractor who has reputable experience. Keep in mind that even if they ask for a sizable amount of money, you will be able to get this money back when you set a good price for your home.

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