Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

Summer Maintenance Checklist: Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

It’s difficult to imagine sinking money into home repairs prior to listing. But, in order to get the most up-to-date value for your home, it’s important to tackle necessary repair work against everyday wear and tear. Take a look at these top home repairs you must complete before selling this summer!

Kitchen

The cost of replacing countertops can be substantial and should be avoided prior to selling your home. With affordable remodeling solutions like surface refinishing, you no longer have to tear out and replace your kitchen countertops to make them beautiful again! Refinishing is a unique, multi-step process that repairs damage to the existing surface including burns, knife marks, scratches or chips. The surface is then thoroughly cleaned before applying a durable, new finish for an upgraded look at a fraction of the cost of replacement. Refinishing your countertops will transform the look of your kitchen and give it that ‘wow’ factor that buyers desire!

Bathroom

If any of your bathroom surfaces are hard to clean, discolored or damaged, surface refinishing is highly recommended. Surface repair and refinishing can extend the life of your existing bathroom fixtures up to 15 years or more. This budget-friendly alternative to removal and replacement will help you return your outdated bathroom fixtures to like-new condition in as little as two days or less.

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

BEFORE: Outdated and discolored

The brighter, cleaner and more modernized your bathroom appears, the better! Surface refinishing will allow you to upgrade your bathroom at an affordable rate, while significantly boosting the value of your home. Investing money into key selling areas of the home like your bathroom translates into a quicker sale for an even higher price!

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

AFTER: Beautifully refinished to like-new condition!

Lighting

Buyers out in the market today prefer homes with an upscale appearance. Consider swapping out any outdated or dull lighting fixtures for brand new ones. This is an inexpensive fix that will easily update the ambiance of your home prior to listing it. And best of all, you don’t need a professional to install new lighting fixtures either. Shop stores like Wayfair, Lowe’s and Home Depot for the latest trends and selections in home lighting.

Small Repairs

To significantly increase the resale value of your home, repairs must be done. Setting aside time to make even the smallest repairs like to leaking faucets and loose door knobs is a relatively simple fix, but will certainly pay off in the end. 100% functionality is important to future home buyers, especially when it comes down to home inspection. Remember, taking care of even the smallest repairs before listing your home will help you to avoid the risk of price reductions.

Top 8 Home Repairs You Must Complete Before Selling

Exterior Repair

Don’t overlook the exterior of your home, as it happens to be one of the very first things a prospective buyer will notice. Setting a good first impression from the outside of the home is just as important as the inside. If you have worn shingles, torn screens or damaged windows, you must make repairs as necessary. Exterior repairs translate to home curb appeal!

Gutters

A clean and clear gutter free of leaves and debris is one that flows freely. Cleaning your gutter is always a good idea, as it can become easily filled with debris over time. After your gutter has been cleared of any accumulated debris, use a garden hose to flush it. This will help you spot any leaks that need to be repaired. A regular gutter cleaning prevents damage to your landscaping and siding. And when it comes to home inspection, your gutter will surely be in the clear!

Cleaning gutters during the summer time.

Clean gutters during the summer time.

Neutral Wall Colors

You may find your home’s color palette attractive but ask yourself if it will it be suitable for a future home buyer. Believe it or not, wall color is a big deciding factor for prospective home buyers. In fact, Real estate professionals recommend sticking to neutral paint shades like white, cream, beige or a soft grey. Not only will lighter wall colors visually create more space, but they’re likely to appeal to most home buyer’s taste. If you have neutral wall colors in your home already, be sure to touch up chipped paint and patch up any holes.

Clean Carpet

Replace carpet that is worn, stained, or simply just the wrong color. In some cases, professional carpet cleaning can restore the look and feel of your carpet to almost like-new condition. However, if carpet stains remain noticeable after cleaning treatment, it’s best to replace it before listing your home. The good news is carpet replacement is reasonably priced and will add major resale value to your home.

To learn more about affordable ways to add value to your home, check out our website here or call to schedule a free estimate today at 855-212-7337. Click here to locate a Miracle Method location near you!

Preparing Your Bathroom for Holiday Guests without the Stress

It’s mid-November and the holidays are just around the corner. It can be a very stressful time of the year with lots of shopping and cooking and preparing the home for guests, not to mention having the family together. The to-do lists can be overwhelming and it’s easy to overdo it and expect everything to be perfect.

The reality is, even when the holidays are approaching, regular life is still happening. The kids need help with homework. Dinner needs to be prepared. The laundry needs to be done. The dog needs to go to the groomer. The furnace is acting up, and to top it all off, your son dropped the handheld shower nozzle and chipped the side of the tub.

Take a deep breath, a chip can easily be repaired. You don’t have to call a contractor to rip out the tub and replace it. Miracle Method can help. Not only can Miracle Method refinish the entire tub, but we repair chips and cracks all the time. You want your guest bath to look nice for your guests and Miracle Method provides a great alternative to costly and time consuming replacement.

So, you’ve got the chip fixed, what are some other things you can do to make your bathroom look and feel great for guests?

  • A deep clean – clean the floor and baseboards and clean around all of the fixtures. Put on some music and get the family involved in helping.
  • Purchase a new bath rug at an online or local discount retailer. There are sales everywhere during the holidays. Don’t pay full price!
  • Pick up a scented candle and some decorative soaps to display on the counter
  • Place some travel-sized toiletries in a basket such as deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, a spare toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion. If your guests have forgotten something in your luggage, no need to worry – you’ve already got it on hand.
  • Wash the shower curtain and liner to freshen them up.
  • Clear out some storage space for guests to store their personal things.
  • Make sure there is extra toilet paper under the sink.

If your guests feel comfortable and at home, they will enjoy their stay more and you won’t have to be catering to them as much. Preparing for their stay ahead of time means less running around for you and more time for conversation and fun.

For more information how Miracle Method can help prepare your guest bathrooms for holiday guests, give us a call at 855-212-7337 or visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php to find a location near you.

Miracle Method is Celebrating Our First Year to Exhibit At the IFMA World Workplace Conference & Expo!

As a result of our innovative surface refinishing services, facility managers nationwide are experiencing remarkable improvements in facility performance, profitability, and efficiency. ifma_90

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognized Miracle Method as one of the most reputable, innovative product and service providers for facility management. So, this is the perfect time to exhibit at the IFMA World Workplace Conference and Expo—with more than 4,000 facility management professionals attending from 40 countries and every state in the U.S.

Our process for refinishing existing surfaces can often return commercial facilities to service the next day, while saving up to 75% of replacement costs:

  • Bathtubs & showers
  • Tile walls & floors
  • Countertops

Miracle Method can refinish a variety of surfaces:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic tile
  • Laminates
  • Fiberglass
  • Cultured marble
  • Acrylic

Plus, our refinishing process permanently seals tile grout, making it mold- and mildew-resistant and easier to maintain.

Come see our fast, affordable, durable alternatives to traditional remodeling. The World Workplace Conference & Expo is at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, September 17-19, 2014. If you’re attending, we’d love to meet you!

With more than 135 offices across the US and in Canada, we can quickly provide services to virtually any commercial facility regardless of size or location. To learn more about Miracle Method and to read case studies, visit www.miraclemethod.com/commercial, or call 855-212-7337.

Miracle Method Impresses at the ASHE Conference—Again

Miracle Method just returned from our third consecutive year of exhibiting at the National American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Conference.

Chuck Pistor, President of Miracle Method talks to an attendee at the show

Chuck Pistor, President of Miracle Method talks to an attendee at the show

You’re probably familiar with many of the advantages of our alternatives to traditional remodeling:

  • Beauty
  • Affordability
  • Durability

This year, our booth showcased another important advantage of our process: Permanently sealing tile grout contributes to a hospital’s Infection Control Program by eliminating mold and mildew growth on tile walls and floors.

According to one very satisfied customer, Charles Franklin, Director of Engineering Services for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, “Learning about Miracle Method is the most significant thing I have brought back from an ASHE Conference in over 28 years.”

With more than 130 conference attendees visiting our booth, 47 of our offices are busily following up with healthcare facility managers across the country. We’d love to talk with you, too.

With franchises across the US and in Canada, we can quickly provide services regardless of size or location. Healthcare facility managers looking for more information about Miracle Method Surface Refinishing should call 888-741-3511.

To learn more about Miracle Method and its surface refinishing franchise opportunity, visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise, or call John Tubiolo at 877-434-5096 for franchise information.

Visit a Miracle Method Showroom and See the Miracle for Yourself

You’ve probably heard all the claims Miracle Method makes: Henry County Showroom

  • Extend the life of your bathtubs, tile, and countertops for 15 years or more.
  • Save up to 75% over the cost of replacement.
  • Avoid the seemingly endless mess of remodeling.
  • Update the appearance & color of your bath or kitchen in just days, not weeks.
  • All work is guaranteed by trained and licensed professionals.

Sound too good to be true? We understand. So, come check it out for yourself.

We know you wouldn’t buy new kitchen or bathroom fixtures without seeing them first—you’d visit a showroom. Well, we wouldn’t expect you to choose surface refinishing without seeing it first, either!

Come and see the Miracle Method transformation by visiting one of our showrooms, displaying the latest in surface refinishing techniques and technology. One of our experienced design consultants can describe exactly how the process works, answer any questions you have, and you can see the beautiful results with your own eyes:

  • Standard worn sinks, tubs, and countertops that look brand new
  • Stunning before-and-after transformations
  • An impressive array of available colors and finishes

Come in to see—and feel—the difference for yourself!

Whether you want to schedule an appointment or just stop in a take a look, you can find a Miracle Method showroom near you by visiting http://www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php. We look forward to meeting you.