Should I make repairs to my home before I list?

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Many times, homebuyers want a “move-in ready” property — one that doesn’t require much work and elbow grease before moving in.

For this reason, you may want to consider making some repairs before putting your home on the market. Smaller, cosmetic repairs can be a good idea to make your home more marketable (and more valuable). On bigger, known issues, like a damaged roof, you have two options: make the repairs and foot the bill yourself, or adjust your price accordingly. Most buyers won’t pay top-price if they know there are big, expensive projects waiting in the wings.

Get a home inspection done by an accredited inspector before listing to ensure you have picked up any defects that might need your attention