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Looking To Sell Your House? Avoid These 5 Major Fixes


Looking To Sell Your House

Let’s face it!

“The better your property looks, the more offers you’ll get from cash buyers”.

Most sellers are living this trend and end up spending huge money on unnecessary things.

Well, you don’t have to fix everything you see!

If you want to make the most out of the deal while enticing prospective buyers, you must avoid redundant fixes.

These fixes may not only break your bank but might ruin the overall appearance of your home if done incorrectly. 

Here is a complete guide to selling a house while avoiding these unnecessary fixes to ensure your home-selling process a breeze.

1. Minor Electrical Issues

It is one of the unnecessary fixes that most people consider while selling their house. It doesn’t matter whether your light switch is working or not, no buyer would check each switch to find whether the bulb has electricity or not. However, you should not avoid things that require major electrical fixes. If there is something that could endanger the safety or is broken, you should fix it immediately. In general, plugs that are broken or exposed to wires fall under this category.

2. Considering Cosmetic Damages

The term “cosmetic damage” refers to things like scratched floors or shedding paint. If you keep fixing such minor issues, you might be running short on funds in the long run. Since cash buyers will easily neglect minor cosmetic issues, make sure you concentrate your efforts on major fixes like cracked floors. These are the things that require significant fixes as potential buyers usually notice such things. They’ll want to ensure that the plumbing and electrical systems are working correctly.

3. Fixing Windows

Another minor yet unnecessary fix that you should avoid is nothing but fixing your damaged or dirty windows. If you still want to replace your unattractive windows, consider removing the blinds rather than purchasing new ones. It is no secret that purchasing new windows can be costly, which is not a wise move for all property sellers.

Make sure you replace your old blinds with new ones. It is not worthwhile to invest time and resources in anything that will not influence the buyer’s choice. Changing your windows is not only expensive, but it frequently has no value when you put your house on the market to sell it.

4. Fixing Old Appliances

Though some people might not agree with the fact that fixing appliances won’t be a good decision, that’s not true. If you have already made up your mind that the appliances need to be replaced before you move, you can save money by purchasing older but newer and better-looking appliances. You don’t need to spend your hard-earned money on buying new appliances as they won’t impress cash buyers. Consider repairing the old appliances only if they are necessary. Also, make sure you consider fixing the appliances only you use them the most. If there’s summer season, make sure the ceiling fan is working properly.

5. Carpet or Flooring

Last but not least, new carpet or flooring is something that you shouldn’t give too much importance to. While this area of your property might need improvements, you don’t have to spend too much money just for the sake of selling your property to cash buyers. If your home carpet is way too dirty, consider a carpet cleaning company to effectively clean the rugs. Avoid buying a new one. Also, you can consult your real estate agent to know the fixes that you should avoid or not.


There is no denying that every property seller wants to keep their home in good condition. The post concludes that there are many fixes that you should not consider while selling your property. 

Jacob Lindsey

Jacob is a home remodeling guru having worked over 15 years in construction in Reno, NV, mainly focused on home renovations. He likes taking ideas from his clients and making them a reality.

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