Before you sell your house, you might want to think about making some updates to make sure you get the highest value for your home. You are willing to do some work but you don’t want to waste any money on things that won’t make a difference. Follow this advice for 5 repairs that add the most value to your home.

Let’s focus on the top updates and repairs that will actually help your home sell for more money and to sell more quickly. Number one is fresh interior paint. If your home has been lived in for any amount of time, especially with kids and pets, chances are you have scratches, marks and dings in the walls. The walls can appear dirty and damaged but a fresh coat of paint will give your home a clean, fresh look and a fresh coat of paint won’t break the bank.

The second update that will make a big difference is new carpet. Buyers will notice stains and normal wear and tear on your carpet. Sometimes the carpet gets really worn in high traffic areas on on the stairs. While carpet isn’t that expensive to replace, buyers love seeing new carpet versus having the hassle of replacing it before they move in.

Home Repairs to Add Value

If you are considering a small remodel, go with a kitchen update or bathroom remodel. Home buyers place the most value on nice kitchens and bathrooms. You won’t see the same return on built in shelving or other updates in a living room. Another good option is finishing a basement to add additional bedrooms. 

Don’t take on a large home remodel just to get more money from your house unless you have experience with this. You could easily spend far more money than you’ll get back. Before you do something like this, ask a professional.

Also check out these tips of Things to Do Before You Sell Your Home.