When thinking of selling your home, Small Flaws can be a BIG DEAL!
What may seem like a small problem in your home can be a big deal to prospective buyers who will want to discount the price. Realtor.com names six of the minuscule things that could be big hurdles to closing:
An old electrical panel. Buyers will want it "up to code". Get bids from multiple electricians to try and get a reduced repair quote, or offer that amount as a credit in lieu of repair at closing.
*) Ripped window screens. Window screens will wear out over time, but tears should be taken seriously. Either repair or replace the screens before listing, or offer a credit at closing.
*) The bathtub or shower. Some people prefer showers, others want bathtubs, especially parents with small children. A bathtub with a showerhead above is the best option.
*) Kitchen walls. Many people prefer open kitchens. If you think your kitchen's walls make it feel cramped and that's stalling your sale, consider opening it up yourself.
*) Small Closets. There isn't much you can do to ease these concerns, but try to make your closets look roomier by de-cluttering. Hiring a contractor to build or extend closets where needed - or pointing out to buyers that they can do this themselves.