Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?
The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”
Investing in areas of your home that buyers find most valuable will maximize your return on investment.
Which updates will add the most value to your home?
- Update your kitchen and/or bathrooms. Whether you need a minor or major remodel, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a high return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, but also pay attention to trends.
- Lighten and brighten your rooms. Fresh paint in a bright, neutral tone will make the home look its best. Little marks and scratches on walls add up over the years and fresh paint will make it all look brand new.
- Fix and Patch. Potential buyers want to know that your home won't have any unforseen costs after they close. Alleviate concerns by fixing cosmetic problems and repairing problems with the utilities. (i.e. patch damaged walls, fix broken door handle, replace out of date electrical panels).
- Curb Appeal. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers before they even walk through the door. Keep your shrubs, trees, and grass trimmed and tidy. Add a splash of color with plants and flowers or by painting the front door an eye-catching color.
- Declutter and Deep Clean. Your home will literally shine after a deep clean. Buyers tend to look at the most minute details of a home and find value when homes have minimal work needed. Remove clutter and personal items from your home such as dishes, cleaning supplies, laundry, family photos, electrical cords, etc. This helps potential buyers see your home in the best light and picture themselves in your space.
Considering doing larger home projects before selling?
If you're thinking about doing home remodeling or large, higher price point updates and renovations, we highly recommend bringing an experienced listinig agent to your home first to consult on which projects will produce the highest returns on your investment and which projects aren't worth the time and effort.
Because we work so closely with plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, handymen and contractors who specialize in all aspects of home repair and updating, we are always happy to help connect you with someone who we've had a great experience with before. We are often able to help our clients find great quality help for affordable prices.