Basic Listing Prep

Basic Listing Prep

Every home needs some updates before going on the market in order to attract buyers and sell for top dollar. The most common updates are a fresh coat of paint, flooring updates, and lighting and hardware swaps. These simple changes can make all the difference in attracting a broad set of buyers.

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The benefits of basic listing preparations

Normal wear and tear is normal but makes a home look lived-in. When most home buyers are searching for their home, they don’t want to envision someone else living in it—they want to envision themselves living in it with their things.

That’s why agents have been recommending that sellers tackle basic pre-listing home improvements, including painting, flooring installation or refinishing, lighting updates, or hardware swaps for decades. These simple updates can make a world of difference and be the difference!

Below are the services featured in basic listing prep:

  • Flooring updates
  • Flooring refinishing
  • Painting
  • Deep cleaning
  • Hardware swaps
  • Staging

Cost of basic listing updates

Below you’ll find average prices for basic listing preparation projects. Please keep in mind that prices vary by location and are all-inclusive.

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Painting Throughout

Painting Throughout

     

    Average: $5,350

     

    Painting is one of the most basic updates that every home needs before going to market. A fresh coat of paint can brighten up a room and make it look like-new, allowing prospective home buyers to imagine themselves and their belongings in the space.

New Flooring

New Flooring

     

    Average: $11,200

     

    From stains that just happened to normal wear and tear from years of use, a home’s flooring is likely to be damaged or worn. That’s why most agents recommend cleaning carpet and refinishing hardwood floors—and sometimes replacing the flooring all-together.

Light Fixtures & Hardware

Light Fixtures & Hardware

     

    Average: $400

     

    The right lighting can not only brighten, but also open up a room—and the right hardware can provide the right accents to make a space look newer. These are simple switches that are an easy recommendation for improving buyer appeal.

Staging

Staging

     

    Average: $2,000

     

    Staging is shown to increase the value of offers and decrease days on market. In fact, according to NAR research, 23% of buyer’s agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1-5% compared to similar homes on the market. We offer in-house staging services in some markets as well as the option to work with your preferred stager and add the cost into your total pay-at-closing amount in our other markets.

Past Projects

Some basic listing preparation can transform a room and entice buyers. See for yourself.

before

A simple paint job and a deep clean was all this bedroom needed to get ready for the next homeowners.

after

A simple paint job and a deep clean was all this bedroom needed to get ready for the next homeowners.

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Curbio consults on, manages, executes, and finances home improvements big and small to make pre-listing improvements accessible to Realtors® and their clients.

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