Manville NJ Homes For Sale by Carol Kronmaier: Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ: Knobs, Hinges and Hardware, Oh My!

Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ: Knobs, Hinges and Hardware, Oh My!

 

 

Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ:

 

Knobs, Hinges and Hardware, Oh My!

 

Nothing makes a home look older than loose, broken, outdated or dirty hardware. This is especially true in kitchens and bathrooms that tend to attract a homebuyer’s attention more than any other rooms in a house. The good thing is that it is easy and inexpensive to fix these problems. You will be amazed at what a difference a few simple changes can make! 

 

 Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ: Knobs, Hinges and Hardware, Oh My!

 

Consider the following updates to brighten your home and give it a new, refreshed look:

 

·         Cabinet Hardware: Repair loose knobs and pulls by tightening screws, replacing stripped screws, and plugging gaps with wood filler. Alternately, you may decide to replace knobs and pulls entirely. There is a wide variety of options to choose from in every price range, and from simple to ornate.

 

Buyers and Sellers in Somerset County, NJ: Knobs, Hinges and Hardware, Oh My!

 

 

·         Door Hinges: It’s common to find paint on door hinges, yet it’s an easy mistake to correct. Paint can be removed by washing it with hot, soapy water and scrubbing with a toothbrush. Afterward, use a paint stripper that is safe for all surfaces and then shine things up with brass polish.

 

 

·         Door Knobs: Door knobs are everywhere in your home! Be sure that they are all tightly attached and sparkly clean to make a great impression. Use polish for brass knobs and warm water and dish soap for stainless steel and glass knobs.

 

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsCarol Faaland-Kronmaier • July 27 2012 03:40AM

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Great Blog, Great information for Realtors, buyers and sellers. Thanks for sharing this detailed information about how real estate should be handled.

Posted by Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Northern VA Real Estate Broker (Equity First Realty ) over 7 years ago

Good morning Carol,

This is an excellent post..great tips for sellers..sometimes some of the littlest things can make all the difference in how your home shows to the buyers....if you want your home sold..it's all in the details!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago

Updating hardware is a very good idea for any home.  However, do not wait until you are ready to sell to do it.  Update the hardware and enjoy the appearance.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Good morning Carol -

You're exactly right these things need to considered when listing a home!  They are expensive to replace but it could make the difference in a home sitting on the market and selling quickly. SUGGESTED

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

Carol you are so right! Something as small as a little handle says so much. It screams "I don't care", if they are loose or old. Excellent advice. 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

I like your suggestions. In fact, my wife and I have been discussing upgrading our hardware on our Kitchen Cabinets. Nice post.

Posted by David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate (Classic Realty) over 7 years ago

If tose obvious details arent taken care of, the buyer can sub-conciously wonder what else could be lurking...this immediately lowers the price tag.

Posted by Liz Hill (YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP BROKERAGE) over 7 years ago

Marcus, yes buyers and sellers can always use some real estate information.

Dorie, It's definitely all in the details, especially in the entrance way of a home.

Roy, I agree that doing it sooner than later lets sellers enjoy it before they move.

John, It's definitely money well spent!

 

Posted by Carol Faaland-Kronmaier, PhD, e-PRO, Manville, Hillsborough, Somerset NJ (Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy, Noticing small imperfections does make potential buyers wonder what else has been left to disrepair in the home!

David, Hardware is always a necessary step in any remodeling project.

Liz, I always comment to my buyers and sellers about entrance way issues, and what it can mean to the condition of the entire home.

Posted by Carol Faaland-Kronmaier, PhD, e-PRO, Manville, Hillsborough, Somerset NJ (Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough) over 7 years ago

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