3 DIY Mistakes That Could Cost You a Sale

Dated: June 24 2022

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If you're selling your home in Vero Beach, there are a few DIY mistakes that could send buyers running. This guide explains.

3 DIY Mistakes That Could Cost You a Sale

Check out these three DIY mistakes that could wreck your chances of selling your home for top dollar:

    1. Poor crown molding installation
    2. Interior paint over imperfections (rather than repairs)
    3. Old, outdated fixtures
      1. Here's a closer look at each.

DIY Mistake #1 That Could Cost You a Sale: Poor Crown Molding Installation

        If you install crown molding to spruce up a room's appearance, it needs to be done well. Otherwise, you're going to turn off prospective buyers. Make sure the molding is free from cut marks, popped-out nails and other imperfections. If you're not confident in your ability to install crown molding yourself, or if you've already done so with poor results, it's time to call in a professional. The same goes for any other home improvement project you take on.

DIY Mistake #2 That Could Cost You a Sale: Interior Paint Over Imperfections

        When it comes to painting the interior of your home, don't just slap a fresh coat of paint over old problems. If there are cracks in the walls, water damage or other imperfections, those need to be repaired first. Then, you can paint over them. If you don't take care of the underlying problems, they're going to show through the paint job eventually. And that's going to turn off prospective buyers who are looking for a move-in ready home.

DIY Mistake #3 That Could Cost You a Sale: Old, Outdated Fixtures

        Outdated fixtures can make your home look dated and can turn off prospective buyers. If you're selling your home, it's worth investing in some new light fixtures, door knobs, faucets and cabinet hardware. These are relatively inexpensive updates that can make a big difference in the way your home looks. If you can't install new fixtures yourself, call in a professional. Most contractors can get these types of jobs done in just a few hours, and they'll do them right; that way, you don't have to worry about prospective buyers thinking something's "off."

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Kyle Von Kohorn

Born and raised in Vero Beach, FL, Kyle Von Kohorn is remarkably well-acquainted with this lovely coastal town and its satellite communities. After earning his degree in Business Administration at ....

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