September 15, 2022



If you’re planning on selling your home, now is the time to address necessary repairs. Ultimately, these repairs can save you money and keep your house from sitting on the market. A well-maintained home gets better offers than one that looks like it needs some work. 

You may have bidders right away, but by selling as-is, there is the risk that they will ask for concessions and credits for items you didn’t repair. Buyers will likely hire an inspector to identify issues that need to be repaired. Most common repairs are inexpensive and straightforward to solve and can be completed in a weekend. Once you take care of any concerns, your home, and not its flaws, will be the focus.


Making a good return on investment depends on many aspects. Each home is unique, and a Poole Realty Realtor® assessment is recommended to determine the best improvements for your home. The fall and winter seasons are an excellent time to consider indoor home upgrades. 

Repairing your home can mean the difference between “for sale” and “sold. 

It is a well-documented fact that homebuyers look first at bathrooms and kitchens. While makeovers on these rooms are the most expensive, they’re more likely to pay for themselves. Homebuyers also tend to respond favorably to an open floor plan, the presence of a primary suite, or a family room. Not every home can be renovated to be an open floor plan; keep an eye on market trends to see what works for others.

Today, far more Americans are working from home than ever, which means that adding a home office is more valuable than ever. Most homes with formal living and dining rooms rarely make use of them. The inexpensive addition of doors to a seldom used room immediately transforms the space into a usable home office which appeals to most homebuyers. If you have a home built more than forty years ago, it would be prudent to set aside part of your renovation budget for unforeseen repairs that might be discovered during remodeling.

Let the expert Realtors® of Poole Realty of Live Oak, Florida, help you prepare your home to sell and get the best return on your investment for your neighborhood. Contact us at (386) 362-4539 for free advice on preparing your home for sale.

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