It is a known fact in real estate that the two main things buyers watch out for are the kitchen and the bathroom. Houses sell faster when you have a visually appealing and fully functioning kitchen and bathroom. In this article, the focus will be on the bathroom, particularly the tub. If you are looking to put your house on the market, then be sure to put bathtub refacing on your list of needed house repairs.
Why should you refinish?
Deciding what to fix or upgrade in your home is a tough task. If budget was not an issue, you would want to make as much repairs as possible. Bathtub refinishing is not a luxury, it is a necessity. A worn-out tub can easily ruin the sight of your entire bathroom and become a deal breaker for the buyer. It is a red flag. If they see that you do not take care of your bathtub, they would assume the other parts of your house receive the same treatment.
How should you refinish?
In deciding how to go about the task, there are some factors to consider. Number one, for how much do you think you can sell your house? If you think it can go to a high price, then hiring a professional contractor to do the job should be no problem. If your house is on the lower end of the market, then you can just as easily do the job yourself. After all, at this point, face value is the main concern. Even though the tub will not last as long as if a professional did it, doing a DIY to refinish your tub can still leave it looking brand new.
When should you refinish?
Ideally, you should do the job 3 months before you put your house on the market. This time frame will leave your tub still looking new while making sure that the refinishing job did not cause any problems.
Go beyond your tub
Of course, you shouldnât stop with just bathtub resurfacing because the rest of your bathroom needs to look just as presentable. If you have some extra cash, you should consider remodeling your bathroom. This will help you sell your house even faster in a shorter amount of time. Just remember that appearances are not everything. Make sure that your plumbing is working perfectly and that there are no leaks or clogs. Homeowners and brokers are thorough in inspecting these aspects of your home.
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