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What to Repair Before Putting Your House on the Market


If you’re planning on selling your home, repairing or touching up a few key areas of your home can drastically increase its value. However, determining exactly what elements of your home are worth fixing up can be difficult.

Schuler Service has been in the business of home remodelling for a long time, so we’re giving you a few tips about what you should repair, replace, or improve before putting your house on the market.

Start With General Touch-Ups

General touch-ups are often the simplest and easiest parts of your home to work towards when getting ready to sell it.

This includes freshening up the paint. While you don’t have to repaint the entire house, it can be very worthwhile to touch-up faded or chipped exterior areas to increase curb appeal. On the inside, it can be well worth your time to repaint certain rooms, like bedrooms, or living areas. This can go a long way towards revamping and revitalizing your home.

In addition, you should also take the time to replace damaged or worn out carpeting, tiles, pavement, and other cosmetic issues such as lighting. The proper lighting can make even the smallest home seem open, air, warm, and inviting, and this can work wonders on any potential buyers.

Take a moment to analyze the little details of your current space, and really consider what elements may be worth focusing your energy and attention on.

Consider the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of, if not the most important room when it comes to driving up the price and appeal of your home. Of course, everyone wants a large, spacious kitchen with modern plumbing and lighting fixtures as well as modern appliances.

Even if they never do either, the allure of cooking, preparing meals, and entertaining guests is one of the strongest points of focus for potential home buyers.

Even minor repairs like the countertops, painting, cabinetry, lighting, and backsplash can turn a bland kitchen into a dream kitchen. For some tougher jobs, you may even benefit from a full kitchen remodel.

At Schuler Service, kitchen renovations are one of our specialities. Rest assured, we can make your kitchen really pop, potentially driving up the overall value of your home considerably. If you aren’t sure if a full kitchen remodel is worth the money, contact us for an estimate today!

Brighten Up the Bathroom

When it comes to appealing to potential home buyers, the bathroom is almost as important as the kitchen.

A clean bathroom – one in which everything is working as it should – is an absolute must if you want to get the most out of your sale. Like kitchen’s bathrooms can become incredibly outdated more quickly than many of us would like to admit. For this reason, it can be extremely important to ensure that your home’s bathrooms are as modern as can be prior to your listing.

Just like with kitchen’s however, a full bathroom remodel might not always be necessary. Sometimes, key updates to things like tile, grout, countertops, hardware, paint, and flooring may be all you need.

Again, feel free to contact Schuler Service today for an expert opinion on what might be worth it to you financially.

Promise Proper Plumbing

This should go without saying, but it’s extremely important to fix up and modernize your plumbing before putting your home on the market. If you’ve got leaking pipes, faucets, taps, etc., these issues should be addressed as soon as possible.

Water damage is a particularly major concern. If neglected, water leaks can lead to larger problems like mold and dry rot, which can absolutely tank the value of your home.

Apart from water damage and leaks, other common plumbing issues that should be addressed before putting your house on the market include running toilets, outdated pipes, and clogged drains. At Schuler Service, we can help! Just contact us today for assistance!

Ensure Electrical Safety

Just like plumbing, electrical issues can be a huge concern as well. Before selling your home, be sure that the wiring in your home is up to code. Typically, this won’t be a major issue, but it’s still absolutely worth looking into for safety and legal reasons.

Most of the time, any electrical work your home may need will be minor, such as missing wire nuts, damaged junction boxes, frayed wires, and faulty light switches or outlets. At Schuler Service, we can handle all these issues and more in a timely manner at a price you can afford!

Hunker Down on Heating, Ventilation and A/C Issues

You can;t sell a house in the dead of winter if the heater doesn’t work. This is why it’s so important that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is always in proper working condition.’

Even aside from climate control, it’s important that your home is properly ventilated, allowing fresh air to circulate throughout it regularly and keeping your home’s inhabitants safe and healthy.

If your system has been running inefficiently or simply not running at all, this is an issue that should be addressed before you contact a realtor. That said, you may not always need to fully replace your HVAC system. A qualified technician, like the ones at Schuler Service may actually be able to make key repairs to your unit, saving you the headache of an expensive reinstallation.

To learn more about what type of home maintenance and renovations you should do before placing your house on the market, contact the experts at Schuler Service in Allentown, PA today! We are more than willing to assist you!

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