6 Home Repair Ideas for Prepping Your Home for Sale

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Are you planning on selling your home this year? If so, check out these six home repair ideas to help you get the most bang for your buck:

Home Repair - Beautifully landscaped lawn and impeccable two-story home in the spring.

No. 1: Make a Great First Impression

Greet future homeowners with a home that shows it has been loved. Whether they view your home online, in the paper or in person first impressions are important. Take care of chipped paint, missing shingles, cracked pavement and other exterior home repair projects before listing your home with an agent. Many of these fixes can be taken care of with a trip to your local home improvement store. For bigger projects consider hiring a professional to get it done right.

No. 2: The Great Outdoors

Spruce up your entryway and landscaping to welcome home buyers. Simple landscape home repair ideas include pulling up dead plants, pruning bushes, staining the deck, adding vibrant plants and flower, and replacing worn-out patio furniture.

Home Repair -Beautiful garden with tress, bushes and colorful plants and flowers.

No. 3 Make a Splash with Minor Bathroom Upgrades

A few fairly-inexpensive cosmetic upgrades in the bathroom can give your home a refreshed feeling. Consider replacing cabinet hardware, faucets and shower heads with trendy styles and finishes, re-grout and clean tile and add new light fixtures to create a new look and feel.

Home Repair - Updated bathroom with white subway tiles and white pedestal sink with cherry wood cabinets and mirror.

No. 4: Neutral is Always In Style

Give the buyers what they want to see – themselves in your home. A new coat of neutral paint can conjure up endless possibilities and work with every design style from shabby chic to modern to prairie and everything in between.

Home Repair - Dramatic master bedroom with neutral colored walls and pops of color with the duvet cover and area rug.

No. 5: We’ve Got You Covered

Once you’ve painted the interior walls consider updating or at least deep-cleaning your floors. Neutral carpets, polished hard wood floors and newly grouted tile will add appeal to your home.

Home Repair - Newly carpeted stairs in a neutral shade of beige.

No. 6: Most Bang for Your Buck

Get the most return from your home repair project, over 100% in many instances, by adding fiberglass insulation – keeping your house warm during the winter months and cool in the summer.

Home Repair - Fiberglass insulation in the roof of a home.

Whether you’re planning on putting your home on the market next month, next year, or five years from now it’s never too early to get started on your home repair projects. DuPage Credit Union offers fixed low-rate Personal Loans that are a perfect short-term solution for prepping your home for sale, and Future Value Home Equity Loans that are great for projects that take a little more time.

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