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Getting your home ready to show can be challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. There are several ways to make sure that your home looks the best it can without spending a fortune. If you’re putting your house in the market soon, try these inexpensive repairs.
Paint
Chipped and scratched paint on walls, doors, and moldings is one of the first things that a potential buyer notices, but it is also one of the easiest things to fix. Use a color match service to touch-up paint the chipped areas, or find a new color to re-do the entire area. Ideally, choose a color that is fairly neutral; that is, it could potentially blend in with a lot of different types, styles, and colors of furniture.
Cabinet Hardware
Outdated cabinet and drawers pulls can make an entire kitchen or bathroom look old. By replacing hardware with new doorknobs, it is possible to update the look of the entire room. Make sure to pick something that is modern yet not so bold that it could turn off potential buyers. Look through design magazines for an idea of what is popular.
Broken Tiles
Chipped and cracked tiles make a room look old and in disrepair. Potential buyers who see broken tiles can’t help but to wonder what else hasn’t been taken care of. If there is cracked grout around the tiles, this could make buyers think that there is something wrong with the floor. Fortunately, it only costs a few cents to buy new floor tiles, and grout can be purchased for a few dollars. Use this guide to replacing broken or loose floor tiles.
Plant Flowers
The outside of your home is the first thing that buyers see when they drive by. Take a look at your front yard, and make a few basic improvements. Start by raking up any leaves or other debris, trimming back bushes, and removing any dead plants. Pull any weeds and mow the lawn. Then look for any problem areas, and think of ways to fix them or hide them. For example, an unsightly meter box can be hidden behind a flowering bush. Throw down grass seed in areas where the grass has died and the lawn looks bare. Choose plants that look great and are easy to take care of. You’ll be spending a lot of time keeping the inside of the home looking great, so it makes sense to choose pants that are low maintenance.
Fix Squeaky Doors and Windows
It may seem like a small thing, but squeaky doors and hard to open windows tell a potential buyer that the house hasn’t been taken care of. A can of grease should fix the problem with just a few minutes of work.

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