Post # 1
My husband and I are looking into putting our house on the market sometime in the next few months (still in the early phases of hashing out what we each want), and I’ve been looking around the house trying to think of little things, mostly cosmetic, that might need to be improved/repaired to help with the appeal.
So my question is, for Bees who have/are house shopping (or not, doesn’t matter!), what are little things that you noticed when viewing homes that you thought “I’ll have to fix that when if we buy this,” or something along those lines?
The immediate things I have noticed is that I need to finish re-tiling the bathroom floor and put a new coat of paint in the hallway. We don’t want to spend a lot fixing one single thing to maybe not make it back, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
@Twyla_Smith: I find that I notice flooring the most, so it sounds like you’re on the right track! I’ll also notice kitchen appliances and cabinet doors (things that come with the house).
Post # 4
The first thing I usually notice is clutter and lack of cleanliness. If the previous owners couldn’t even keep the place clean, I know they didn’t do regular maintenance on the larger things.
Post # 6
We are selling our house and buying another (both closing enxt week). My biggest things I noticed were how many things/ appliances were on the kitchen counters and personal photos. Clearing countertops and putting away family photos helps buyers see your house as a potential house for them.
Post # 7
I always groan to myself when a whole house is Builder Beige. It means having to go through and make the place white again (with colors in other places as accent, but it just kills me to see modern homes made all beige!).
I also notice if they have a lot of stuff mounted on the walls. Bad patch jobs are really annoying to redo.
I also notice appliances and general upkeep.
Post # 8
One thing I found was most houses needed work on the outside. If there’s a crack in the garage or sidewalk, at least kill anything that’s growing out of it. Make sure the steps to the front door are sturdy, if they are wobbly it just gave me a bad impression before I was even inside.