Carpet only has a life span of 5-15 years. If your carpet is worn down, stained, or otherwise damaged, replacing it before selling is key to ensuring your home sale is successful. It’s important to note that your carpet does not need to be replaced with more carpet. In fact, due to the hot and humid climate, many homeowners and home buyers prefer tile, hardwood, or luxury vinyl tile over carpet.
Choosing which flooring material to go with for your pre-listing updates is easy when you work with Curbio. Together, with the home seller and real estate agent, we determine which updates are best to get a property sold. We also determine which materials are best to use based on what’s popular in the specific market. Because sellers don’t pay until closing, you don’t have to be limited by the cash you have on-hand. Instead, you can pick the material that will fetch the highest net profit.
Roof repairs and replacements
Due to harsh winds from tropical storms and hurricanes, Orlando-area roofs generally have more damage than the average American home, which has resulted in tension between homeowners and home insurance companies. A younger, undamaged roof isn’t only desirable for its remaining lifespan, but also for its insurability.
Unless your roof is brand new, it’s likely worth ordering a pre-listing inspection to determine if it needs repairs or a replacement. This will help you avoid issues with your inspection that could put your home sale on the line.
Just like roofs, other exterior features also experience more damage than average due to stormy conditions. From repairing stucco to prevent water from seeping into cracks to repainting siding damaged by humid and windy weather conditions, there’s a lot for sellers to consider before listing. While worn-down exterior paint is generally considered normal wear and tear, the worn look on the exterior of your home could lead sellers to worry about the condition of the entire home.
Kitchens are, and always will be a focal point for home buyers. Pair the importance of kitchens with the variety in design trends over the course of history, and it’s no surprise that home sellers can often make significantly more money from the sale of their home by making some improvements.
Updating a kitchen doesn’t always mean ripping and replacing everything. To save time and money while still achieving a sleek, modern look, Curbio will frequently paint cabinets and swap hardware like we did in the photos below. Of course, we can handle a full remodel as well if that’s what’s necessary to achieve your home sale goals.