Sofishticated Sellers

It has been a busy summer for 4 Lakes Handyman, and I’d like to thank all of you who have supported me in my new business.  It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog and that is thanks to my amazing customers who are keeping me very occupied these past few months.  What has been the cause of all this work?  Well, the Dane County housing market is HOT, and this recent article from the WISC-TV Channel 3 Madison confirms it.

So, rather than spending my summer months leisurely fishing on Lake Mendota, I have been working tirelessly with both buyers and sellers on dozens of housing projects. I’ve met many first time home buyers who needed help taking care of a few items to spiffy up their new home before they moved it.  Items such as:

  • hanging cabinets and shelves
  • repairing damaged drywall
  • priming and painting
  • installing new shutters
  • upgrading old storm and entrance doors
  • upgrading electrical outlets, switches and wall plates
  • upgrading ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • installing toilets, bathroom vanities, sinks and faucets
  • mounting TV’s in the perfect spot

And, even though this is a seller’s market, many of my customers are requesting quick repairs either before or after inspection.  In a seller’s market, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on repairs, but, a home that needs a lot of noticeable repairs will deliver a lower price. Here are just a few quick and low dollar items you should address before putting your home on the market:

  • patch holes and cracks in walls and ceilings.
  • fix broken appliances and HVAC systems.
  • repair leaky faucets.
  • replace worn or stained carpeting.
  • repaint dark or marred walls with neutral paint (not white).
  • replace broken window glass.
  • change out any dated light fixtures or ceiling fans
  • update your hardware on kitchen cabinets.
  • replace old drapes and window coverings.
  • upgrade the front door and add storm doors, it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees!

Many of these projects are things you can easily do, but if you don’t have the time or energy, call or email 4 Lakes Handyman for help.

(608) 598-0554
steve@fourlakeshandyman.com