Home flaws, no matter how small you may think they are, will make it harder to sell your home. Most homebuyers understand that a home won’t be flawless, especially an older home, but they also don’t expect to pay thousands of dollars to make repairs without some sort of discount on the home’s price.
Sometimes, as a long-term owner of the home, you may start to ignore the slow draining faucet or creaking floor boards.
But others may not be able to ignore these small issues.
When selling your home, you’ll want to make the following repairs to boost your home’s selling value and make a sale faster.
1. Ripped Window Screens
A rather small repair that can make a big difference, a ripped window screen will happen naturally over time. These screens are difficult to replace, and many buyers will not budge and won’t repair the screen.
Buyers will often ask for credit so that they can have the repairs made.
Some buyers will back away from a purchase if the homeowner refuses to make the repair. Sometimes, a repair can be $5 for a screen that can be repaired, or it can be $100+ to have a professional replace the entire screen.