5 Things To Fix Before You List Your House in Cincinnati or NKY

Are you thinking about listing your Northern Kentucky or Cincinnati house? If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and add more value to your property, read on. Not all fixes are created equal and some repairs will bring in more value in your selling price than others. Check out what are the top areas you should fix before you list your house. 

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In this blog, we have put together our list of 5 things to fix before you list your Cincinnati or NKY home!

Look down…

Nobody likes a dirty, stinky, stained old floor. Even old, damaged, and tired flooring can be dealt with for a relatively low cost. Fix cracked tiles, repair major scratches to hardwood and clean or rip out old carpeting.

Even if the floors underneath are nothing to look at, leaving old, dirty and stained carpet is a huge turn-off. If the floors are in rough shape, an area rug can always help to cover up the damages. If you plan on leaving the carpets, you may want to consider having them professionally cleaned. However, many buyers will want to put in new carpets, so be sure you can bring them back pretty close to new looking.

Look up…

You will want to fix any damage to the roof. Repair leaky parts and any water damage to the ceiling. Water stains on the ceiling and walls can be huge red flags for potential buyers. If a buyer walks through your home and sees stains in the ceiling, they will immediately start thinking of bigger problems. This actually may be the case. So, if you have leaks in your roof, we recommend you get them taken care of and repair any damage in your ceilings.

Look around…

The color of the walls can change the whole look and feel of the room. While the consensus says to stick with neutral tones, adding some warmth to a dark and cold feeling room will change the way people feel when they walk in. You want the colors to be warm and inviting.

Find a balance between plain and boring and too bold and off-putting. Infuse some personality into the color scheme, but remember you want to appeal to a wide audience, not just those who share your color palette. A common look today is a lot of neutrals and greys with white trim. It gives the home a clean look that you can accentuate with bright pops of color.


You can’t say enough about curb appeal. There have been studies done, saying people subconsciously decide if they will make an offer on a home within the first few seconds of seeing it. Your landscaping is your first chance to connect and appeal to potential buyers. For a relatively inexpensive investment, adding some plants and cleaning up weeds and overgrowth, can make a huge impact on how fast your home sells. With a perfect house, a buyer might look over bad landscaping, but think of it as trying to woo your date. Give a good first impression and you have a better chance to sell your Cincinnati or NKY home.

Kitchen & Bath   

They say these areas ultimately sell the house. However, you don’t have to spend thousands to make these spaces really stand out. Small fixes in these spaces can add serious value to your home. Refinish or paint old cabinets to give them new life. Countertops and even tiles can be resurfaced. You can even refinish your tub and shower. You can also add new fixtures, including faucets, drawer pulls, doorknobs and cabinet handles. Doing these things can make a dated space feel modern and fresh almost instantly!

Fix Before You List Bonus: Lighting

Adding great lighting to the area will help to sell your home. Make sure areas are well lit, and are filled with warm light… nothing too bright or hard on the eyes! A well lit home and space with a natural feel will leave your buyers with a good impression.

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Don’t Want To Make Repairs?

Sometimes, you just don’t want to make the repairs to sell your house. If that’s you, then we have a solution for selling your home as well. We are cash buyers and will buy your house as-is without you having to make any repairs at all. If you just want to sell your house fast and not worry about repairing it and listing it, contact us today! We buy houses all over Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area.

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