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Should I Fix Up My Home Before Putting it on the Market? | Ask the Experts

  • 03/14/2019
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Should I Fix Up My Home Before Putting it on the Market? | Ask the Experts

When the time comes to sell your home, you might start looking around at things you can fix up. However, you might also be wondering if this is a necessary step. This week, Lewith & Freeman agents Lindsey Maiolatesi and Tina Aquilina discuss whether or not you should fix up your home before putting it on the market.

Should you fix up your home before listing it?

The answer to this question largely depends on your home. Your agent will do a home evaluation and make recommendations on what you can do to help improve the appearance and value of your home. Sometimes, when larger projects may need to take place, a credit may be involved. This is another benefit of having a realtor guide you through the process of selling your home. They will point you in the right direction and guide you every step of the way, checking with your lender to ensure a credit for home projects is possible.

What kind of updates can I make to my home so it is more marketable? 

There are many updates—large and small—that can make your home more marketable to buyers. The “Sellers” category on our blog is full of advice on staging and getting your home for the market. Start with taking a look at simple upgrades that can help to transform your home and go a little deeper with tips on staging the master bedroom. We even cover the basics for you with painting tips and spring cleaning tricks that can be used year round. Have pets? Learn how to show and sell your home when you have pets. Our team of writers and agents are dedicated to giving you all the information you need so that you can sell your home successfully.

Send your real estate questions to Ask@Lewith-Freeman.com and yours could be featured next. Watch the full series here!

By Kayleigh, 03/14/2019 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

Kayleigh

Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

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