Take a detailed look at the interior and exterior of your home and make a list of items that need updates or repairs. Some items on your list will be obvious, such as patching up a damaged wall, repainting your front door or replacing a dated light fixture. Other items are less obvious, such as damaged rain gutters, loose shower heads and faucets, sticking drawers, and stains.
The good news is, there are plenty of easy, budget-friendly home updates you can do yourself. Of course, you could always say that the home is being sold as is, but if you haven’t practiced regular upkeep on your home since you bought it, the selling price will likely take a hit.
If you can afford to freshen up your home a bit, do it. It will make selling your home a lot easier.