You may be wondering, what can you do prior to selling your home to really capitalize on your investment? Maybe your realtor suggests a few upgrades to do prior to listing. We have some suggestions for you!
Some improvements can add significant value to your home! What you choose to remodel can be a personal choice, and every home is different. But, here are some common home improvements that we recommend!
I think we have all walked into a house before and were in awe of the kitchen. According to HGTV, you can expect to recoup 60-120% of your investment in a kitchen remodel and 80-130% in a bath remodel! Like any home project, your return will depend on how much you spend. You can get good quality, but decent price items at Lowes & Home Depot during many of their sales!
Ask yourself, when was the last time you had your roof inspected by a professional? Yeah, that’s what we thought. We offer free roof inspections so it doesn’t hurt to do one! It could save you money BIG TIME and you don’t want to be ready to list your home and need a new roof due to inspections. (We could still get you a new one prior to closing if that happens!)
Finish that basement! This may not be the easiest of tasks but adding that usable square footage is key. Adding a bathroom and bedroom down there will really increase your home’s value!! You might go from a 2 bed, 1 bath to a 3 bed, 2 bath home.
Get that roof looking nice and then clean up that yard. This can be updating that landscaping a little (don’t go too crazy), maybe a new coat of paint, new siding, etc. These might be smaller but can really set you apart when potential buyers are looking at your home.
This one you might not think about but, having good insulation is something house inspectors and potential buyers want to consider. Being energy efficient is what buyers and yourself keep in mind. There are even tax credits out there for replacing old windows with more energy-efficient windows.