By: Hermine Aslanyan

When you put your home on the market, you want it to sell fast and get most of its value. To get the price you want, you need to consider several things. When you are a homeowner you are doing repairs and remodels during the whole year because things are likely to get broken from time to time.

Still, if you’re going to sell your home, you’ll need to choose whether you want to invest in some global repairs and remodels or not. As a home seller, you’ll want your investments to pay off, make the most you possibly can and to sell your home fast.

Here are some simple repairs that will help your home show better.

1. Remember that the first impression always counts

Front DoorYou should start from your entrance.

Paint or replace the front door. It doesn’t have to be the same color as your exterior. Just make it look nice and its free from cobwebs and dirt. Be sure it works properly and locks easily.

Also, see if outdoor light fixtures are all working.

Remove and replace plants, if they are in bad condition.

2. Paint it!

Painting Walls

Clean and paint your walls.

Use natural colors. Keep in mind that white, beige and grey are the best here.

A new coat of paint will make your home feel fresh, clean and updated.

 3.  Clean and De-clutter

De-clutterClean, clean, clean. De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter.

A deep clean will make a significant difference and de-cluttering will help you have more storage.

Remove or pack your personal items, if you don’t use them daily.

If you have things you don’t use at all and don’t need, donate them.

Throw away items that are not in a good condition.

Organize a yard sale for items that still have some value.

4. Bathrooms and kitchens are the most important parts in your home

Bathrooms & KitchensBuyers always pay special attention to the kitchen and the bathrooms.

If you don’t have the funds for a full remodel, consider replacing some appliances, repaint walls and cabinets and replace any cracked tiles.

Make sure everything is functioning.

Keep in mind, that these two rooms are most important for a prospective buyer.

5.  Fix it, if there is something broken

Obvious broken items should be repaired first off all. These could be leaky faucets, broken window panes or a broken door lock.

Most buyers don’t want to spend time and money on a newly bought house. And what is even more important, any buyer will be looking for such little problems, to offer you less money.

Consider a professional home inspection before putting your house on the market, to ensure their are no hidden problems, which need to be repaired.

6.  Pay attention to flooring

If you are on a budget, replacing the whole flooring might be impossible.

Make sure the hard surfaces are freshly vacuumed and carpets should be clean and free of stains or damage as well.

7.   Smells, light, storage

When taking photos for the listing and the day of showing, be sure to have your home clean, organized and let as much natural light come in as possible.

Open the windows to let in the fresh air and open curtains to let sunlight in. This will help your home feel more spacious, which is so important for any buyer.

Pay special attention to the smells in your home, particularly carpets, especially if you have a pet. Don’t burn aroma candles to try to cover up smells. The smell of your home may make or break the deal. The smell of coffee or fresh baking when entering your home, is a great welcome to a prospective buyer!