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 This budget-friendly alternative to removal and replacement will help you return your outdated bathroom fixtures to like-new condition in as little as two days or less.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BEFORE: Outdated and discolored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 Consider swapping out any outdated or dull lighting fixtures for brand new ones.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 Introduces Holiday Remodeling Sales

Huge Holiday Remodeling Sales

As the holidays are approaching, homeowners are starting to take a look around the house and take stock of any updates they can do quickly and affordably before guests arrive. Whether family is coming in to stay with them, or they are hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for a crowd, it’s important that the home looks nice and everything is in working order.

holiday remodeling sales

Surface Refinishing is a fast and affordable way for homeowners to update their kitchens and bathrooms before guests arrive without the mess of complete renovation. The closer the holidays, the higher the stress level and no one wants to have plumbers, tile setters and contractors parading in and out of their home. Score amazing holiday remodeling sales this season!

As a result huge holiday remodeling sales , the winter season is a very busy time of the year for Miracle Method Franchise Owners. They are not only in the business of making kitchens and baths beautiful, but also saving homeowners the stress of remodeling and saving them money in the process.

We are in the process of rolling out our holiday savings event across the United States and Canada. Look for holiday remodeling sales in local print magazines, online, and in Miracle Method Showrooms. Savings vary by location and all work is guaranteed.

For more information on bath and kitchen updates in time for the holidays, visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php or call 855-212-7337 to find a location near you. All  in home estimates are free of charge and no obligation.

Miracle Method Helps You Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

If you are trying to sell your home and are looking to update your bathroom before you put it on the market, there are a few things you should consider. For starters, you DON’T have to rip out and replace your old tub and sink.  Traditional replacement remodeling is very time consuming and you can expect your bathroom to be out of use for several weeks or even months. Replacement also happens to be very expensive, the average cost of a bathroom remodel can ranges between $5,000 and $10,000.  If you’re looking for a remodeling solution that’s flexible, time-efficient and affordable, avoid any process that involves removal and replacement.

At Miracle Method, we can take any worn, damaged, hard to clean unit, and repair and refinish it, adding 10 – 15 years to the life of the fixture and make it look like new.  Not only is refinishing/repairing a bathtub or sink much less expensive than replacing it, but it is also much greener, keeping the excess tub or sink out of a landfill.

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Realtors around the country  know that bathrooms and kitchens in a home can make or break a sale.  Homeowners are encouraged  to make these upgrades, as it adds significant value to the home. Notably, HGTV’s Lisa LaPorta from Designed to Sell tells viewers that “Tub refinishing is a great improvement to make, and it saves you a lot of money in labor because you don’t have to pay someone to rip out your old bathtub.”

If you are looking to get top dollar when your selling your home without spending the big bucks give Miracle Method a call 855-212-7337.

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing Franchise Honors Military Veterans

This beautiful antique bathtub was created by Miracle Method of Cleveland Ohio to pay tribute to and honor all those who are serving and have served this great nation. The armed forces flag tub made its debut January 23rd, 2015 at the 3 day Cleveland Remodeling Show and it was not only a showstopper, but also a crowd favorite. This is wonderful example of the high quality refinishing provided by Miracle Method franchises located though out North America.

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It’s easy to see why more people prefer to use Miracle Method than any other refinisher and bathtubs are just one part of the long list of services Miracle Method provides. From bathroom safety to updated countertops, the transformations are stunning. Call your local office for a free estimate or visit www.miraclemethod.com today for more information.