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Repairs to Make Before Selling

Ten repairs that can make, or break, the deal

  1. Guttering: Make sure that any leaks are dealt with, debris and leaves are removed, and repairs are made to cracks.
  2. Roof repairs: Repair or replace missing or broken tiles so your home looks well cared for.
  3. Radiators: Leaking radiators leave unsightly rust stains and damp over time and may give the impression your home is not cared for.

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  4. Faucets: Leaking faucets can be easily and simply remedied by replacing washers. Replacing washers is an economical way to help your home appear maintained, and help prevent major water concerns later.
  5. Windows: Missing putty in windows is quick, cheap, and simple to repair. Left untreated, it can lead to much more expensive problems and gives the impression you don't care about your home.
  6. Electrical: Bare wires and broken electrics are not only dangerous but can be a sign of an aging electrical system. Replace broken switches and power points.
  7. Broken glass: Cracked or broken glass can make a property look uncared for at best. At worst they give the impression that the house is located in a high crime or dilapidated area.
  8. Broken fences: No matter how pretty the garden, a broken fence can give a bad impression. Even if it is your neighbor's fence, offering to help put it back up can speed up the process and might help make a sale.
  9. Broken tiles: Broken tiles are dangerous and unhygienic. Even if you don't have any of the originals left for repairs, get some tiles that are exactly the same size and use tile paint to even out the different colors.
  10. Doors: Broken doors do not give a good impression. The potential buyer might even suspect they are due to a previous burglary. Get them repaired or replaced.
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