Sell Your Home Successfully!

You don’t have to invest a fortune to make one, but when you’re getting your home ready for the market, every detail counts. When preparing to sell your home, these 5 simple and inexpensive fixes will help you add value and get it ready to impress potential buyers.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Paint won’t cost you an arm and a leg, but it will give your house that winning edge without the edginess. Before showing your home, you should take any bright colors down a few notches and add light, neutral tones to your walls. Avoid dark or vibrant colors—remember, you’re trying to appeal to as many people as you can and you want to show them a crisp, clean, classy space where they can envision their belongings.

Take Care of Repairs

Do you have leaky pipes, missing trim, or partly-finished home maintenance projects? There’s no better time to take care of them than right now before they’re discovered by a buyer’s home inspector and impact a potential offer. It’s also a great idea to get a Pre-Listing Inspection from your own home inspector so you can discover and take care of any safety or cosmetic issues that could scare off potential buyers.

Address Your Floors

Re-doing your floors may sound like a pricey fix, but there’s no need for you to break the bank. Re-stain your wood floors, and if your carpets are old, schedule an appointment with a professional cleaning company. If you’ve got torn or worn out vinyl flooring, have it replaced. You might also place a rug over old or stained floors and carpeting. Think about the amount of space your floors take up. If there’s a problem with them, a prospective buyer will catch it—and care about it.

Put New Countertops in Place

As you’ve likely already been told, your kitchen and your bathrooms can be your home’s primary selling points, so this fix is well worth the expense. Installing new countertops can help you sell your home more quickly. Just say no to laminate; go with solid surface, quartz, or countertops made from a different natural stone instead.

Bring in a Professional Stager

If you hire a stager, pick one who is experienced and who has an impressive portfolio, and then let him or her work magic on your house. You’ll be surprised about how simply moving your furniture around can completely transform your home. This simple staging adds enormous value to your home and creates a more appealing space for potential buyers.


Step by Step Inspections provides inspection services including Pre-Listing Inspections for home sellers to the Charleston area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.