A lot of people wonder what not to fix when selling a house, so let's take a closer look at the facts...
Study after study concludes that most home repairs and renovations deliver considerably below 100% return on investment. That means, for every $1 you spend fixing your house, you will recoup less than $1 extra in your home's market value. The major exception to this important data point is professional real estate investors and talented DIYers who have lower costs of labor and materials.
Keeping your home in good repair and quickly addressing maintenance issues is always a best practice. If your strategy is to sell for top-dollar to primary residence homebuyers who are likely to require an inspection contingency, then you should consider cost-effectively fixing major systems and fixtures whose condition can result in a terminated contract by requesting multiple quotes from licensed subcontractors.
We recommend selling your house in AS IS condition and conducting these select few low-cost chores to improve your home's appeal and market value.