Step 5 Selling Your Home: Repair Time

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If you did a pre-listing inspection, we should already have a list of items that need to be fixed. If not and your dishwasher hasn’t been working for years or your AC unit has been making an unusually loud noise, we need to know so we can have those items repaired before your home goes on the market.  It is better to get items fixed now before they come up in an inspection report and potentially scare off a buyer later. I have access to affordable repair people, electricians, handymen, etc. and am happy to make repair appointments and even be at your home to let workers in and oversee the work. 


If you do not have the funds available to make the needed repairs, you can make the repairs using Coldwell Banker's Realvitalize program. Realvitalize will allow you to borrow up to 3 percent of the value of your home for repairs, interest fee and will no upcharge between you and contractors. The loan is paid at closing from the proceeds of the sales.

Cheap and Easy Repairs

Touching up the paint in your home
Installing new caulk around every shower and tub
Hiring a professional HVAC company to service and clean both your AC unit and furnace
Hiring a company to steam clean your carpets
Making sure all light bulbs are working and that every light fixture contains the highest wattage light bulbs it can bear
Having chimneys professionally swept and add a rain cap.  If any brick is loose have it repaired.
Changing outdated cabinet hardware in kitchens and bathrooms
Repairing any broken window screens
Testing all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are functioning properly
Making sure downspouts aren’t improperly sloped or damaged in single family homes. If they are, have them repaired.
Repairing any damaged, broken or missing roof shingles if you own a single family home

Questions? Call 801-734-5819 or email