Top Repairs to Make Before Putting Your Home on the Market

If you’re selling your home so that you can move into a new one, you’ll want to get the best price you can. One of the best ways to increase the price buyers are willing to pay for your home is to make strategic repairs. Strategic repairs are those that will increase the value of your home without requiring too large an outlay of time or money. 

Here are a few high-value repairs:

Fix Flooring Problems

Worn carpeting or peeling vinyl flooring is noticeable and can dramatically affect a potential buyer’s opinion about your home. However, you can often replace flooring without spending a lot of money. Instead, choose neutral-colored carpet and wide wood plank tiles or light-colored laminate flooring.


A fresh coat of paint in the primary rooms of your house can enliven the space. Choose a neutral color that will show your home positively and works well with whatever furnishings the buyer will bring with them. Gray, for example, makes the room feel more spacious and is calming.

Fix Water Stains

You may have gotten used to the water stains on the ceiling from a long-ago plumbing snafu. Buyers, however, will see those stains and imagine all sorts of current problems.

First, call a plumber to be sure the issue is repaired. Then, fix the ceiling. Depending on the leak and stain size, a simple touch-up with spackle and paint may work. However, if the damage is more extensive, you may need to replace and repaint some or the entire ceiling. 

Update Grout

Buyers are likely to notice old, yellowing grout and wonder if more serious maintenance issues have been neglected. Updated grout can make tiles and floors look new. Many homeowners can complete a grouting project themselves, but paying another person to complete the project is relatively inexpensive.


Curb appeal gives buyers the first impression of your home. Many potential buyers look at houses first on the Internet and, if they don’t like what they see there, avoid touring the home. Sprucing up your landscaping can be an efficient and effective way to encourage buyers to take a closer look at your home.

Focus on Kitchens and Bathrooms

Buyers tend to focus closely on kitchens and bathrooms, so updates and repairs in these rooms can make a big difference.

If you can’t afford significant updates, you can still add value with a few minor repairs. First, repaint or replace kitchen cabinet doors and hardware. Finally, update the counters, fixtures, and appliances for added appeal.

In the bathroom, add new plumbing and light fixtures, clean your tiles, and recaulk. Next, invest in new shower curtains and rugs. Then create a spa look with fluffy towels and pretty soaps.

Replace Light Bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs give off an outdated yellowish glow and are not energy efficient. As a result, many modern home buyers look for homes with integrated LED lighting. Going through your house and replacing the incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs will make your home seem more comfortable and up-to-date.

Time for Your Move

House repairs go a long way to help you sell your home fast. Once that’s taken care of, you’re on to the next stage in the process – packing and moving. We can help with your moving needs. Contact us for a quote. Then, we can relocate you to your new home quickly and efficiently. 

How to Turn Your Office Move into a Marketing Opportunity

You may be moving your office for one of several reasons. For example, you may have outgrown the space, the landlord may have raised your rent too much, or you want an office in a different part of town or an entirely new area. Whatever the reason for your move, you can leverage the relocation as a marketing opportunity.

Opportunity to Rebrand

A new office provides an opportunity for a fresh start, which often means rebranding. Take a look at your logo; if you haven’t updated it in several years, it may be due for a refresh.

Your website and all your other collateral are updated, as well. Avoid the temptation to cut costs when printing new collateral pieces; these items influence a potential customer’s first impression of your brand.

Reach Out to Customers

While your new offices are being readied, use the time to communicate one-on-one with each customer through email, snail-mail, and phone calls. Explain how your move puts you into a position to meet their needs better now and in the future.

Update Online Profiles

Use the move as an excuse to update social media and online profiles. For example, rather than just updating your office location on your Website, announce the move with great fanfare, creating a special landing page with information on the new site. Interact with customers frequently during the process by posting photos of the new office being prepared.

Develop a Content Marketing Plan

Develop a robust content strategy to bring customers to your website to learn about your move and about how your business can help them. Explain the reasons for your move and how the new location will help you. Write blog topics of interest to your customers that demonstrate how your product or service can solve a problem they may be experiencing.

Incorporate search engine optimization into your blog strategy. People who don’t communicate with you may still be looking for you. Being accessible online is essential to their being able to find you during and after the transition.

Arrange For Signage 

Signage needs vary by location. Find a signage expert near your new place and follow their suggestions to draw attention to your new site.

Re-energize Your Staff

Your staff is a vital part of your marketing as well. Your employees are often the potential customer’s first contact with your firm. If they are enthusiastic about your brand, customers are much more likely to be as well.

Employees will be energized if they are engaged. When you’re beginning the process of finding a new office, ask them what they’d like to see in the new space. Take their suggestions seriously.

If their work is apt to be disrupted during the move, consider letting your staff telecommute for the first a bit. And help them become acquainted with the new office neighborhood quickly by supplying lists of restaurants, gyms, and child care nearby.

Hire Professional Office Movers

One of the worst things that could happen during this time is to announce a moving date and have difficulties meeting that. Professional movers with experience in commercial moves can help ensure you’ll be in your new office, ready to serve your customers, when your marketing materials say you will.

We can help you relocate your business with ease. Contact us today for a quote