- On May 31, 2017
Putting the “For Sale” sign in front of your house is just the start of things. The property market might be up for a new addition, but is your home ready to be looked at from top to bottom without running the risk of rejection? By putting your home on the market, you have created a lot of work for yourself. There are always some areas in your home that are avoided till the end and remain rather ignored until the day it is sold. Let’s find out how a handyman can help you increase the value of your property and get the asking price without much effort.
Fix Your First Impression
Don’t tell me you didn’t know that a house is capable of delivering a first impression as well. When you hire a handyman, he would be able to tell you if your home or the front side of it needs to be changed or altered to cast a great first impression. The front door or the porch or the front arch at the entrance that you so lovingly installed can make a huge impact over the buyer’s decision to buy your home. If they are well maintained and in a condition more than just acceptable, they will prove to be your best bet. Get the necessary repairs and alterations done and you will get your asking price without much struggle.
Interiors Speak To The Buyer
Yes, they do and if you can’t hear them, it is probably because the plaster on those walls is cracked. This is strictly not the time to paint the walls all over again. So ask your handyman to draw out a table of contents that need to go on the wall to make them look smooth and clean instead. Get those dried up stains of leakage removed and trust me, your library could use a fresh dose of POP as well. Don’t let the bathrooms be ignored either. Just a cleaning and maintenance job would be enough to fetch the right price for your property.
Your Kitchen Needs Attention
Have your handyman take a look at the kitchen as well. This is a very important part of your home because it is a room that lets you socialise and entertain many times. Don’t underestimate the impact of a well kept kitchen on your potential buyer. Depending upon the condition of the cabinets, walls, shelves, pantry, chimney area, stoves and metal fixtures, he would recommend some fixes. These could include, changing all the hinges and handles of all the cabinets, last minute polishing of the shelves, rust removal from sink and cleaning of drainage pipes, etc.
If you didn’t have the time to wait for the electrician, your handyman could come in handy after all. He knows a thing or two about handling electrical sockets, repairing wiring and replacing switches and boards too. You don’t want your potential buyer scared away by a hanging wire or fluctuations all over the place. Trust me these are just a few last minute repairs that a house on sale could benefit from. There is a lot more to be understood about house maintenance when it comes to owning one.