As silly as they are, there are still a lot of people who can’t seem to look beyond the small things to see a house’s greater potential. That’s why it’s even more important to fix those small things before bringing a house to market. Here are a handful of quick fixes that (almost) anyone can do.
- Keep it Clean
It’s not exactly a fix, per se, but keeping your house clean is the most important thing you can do to make your property appealing to buyers. Dust, wash, vacuum and sweep every surface, especially before private viewings or an open house.
- Squeaky Floor
Maybe you’re used to it by now, but that squeaky floor will surely drive potential buyers nuts. Save their sanity and make the – temporary – fix. Spread talcum powder over the noisy area, and let it seep and settle in before sweeping away the excess.
- Leaky Shower Head
This is often caused by a buildup in the pipes. Unscrew the showerhead, clean out the gunk and replace the head with the help of some teflon tape.
- Reapply Wallpaper
Cover a sheet of writing paper in wallpaper paste. Press the wallpaper against the paste-side of the writing paper, with the writing paper between the wall and the wallpaper. Press firmly, then slide the writing paper out. Use a cloth to smooth out any bubbles.
- Reseal Caulk
Use a putty knife to remove old caulk. Clean the area with a warm wet cloth before using a caulking gun to run new caulk. Make sure the line is as straight and even as possible.
We’ve all seen that couple on HGTV – the ones who can’t buy a house because the colour of the paint in the bathroom… just awful.