Home Renovations to Consider Before You List

Home Renovations to Consider Before You List

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As a Realtor, when sellers approach me about listing their homes, I’m often asked about the state of their existing property. Questions like… Should I paint? Should I remodel? Do I need to fix anything before I list? The answer is different for each homeowner but there are certain universal factors to consider.

Will you recoup your remodeling costs? It’s possible but definitely not certain. There is no ‘tit for tat’ approach to home renovations. Your kitchen won’t guarantee you $15K more on the sell price. But, this isn’t the reason why I recommend some smaller remodeling projects before listing. Recouped costs don’t tell the whole story.

Consider time on the market and actual sell price. Many who choose to make the right changes and invest wisely sell their homes quicker and closer to asking price. That’s less time maintaining your home or property for showings and more time in your new home!

Decorating a space helps your potential home buyers visualize themselves there!

If budget doesn’t permit a full home renovation, then let’s talk about possible minor improvements that will help you sell, like painting or cleaning up (de-cluttering) a room that needs some TLC. At the very least, we will work on properly staging your home to catch the eyes of potential home buyers. Decorating your home will make it warm and comfortable. This is my specialty!

Some professionals on Houzz recently gave some examples of small remodels you can make before listing:

  • Add a porch or apply a fresh coat of exterior paint to boost curb appeal.
  • Brighten your home with more light and windows.
  • Remove walls to create a more open floor plan.
  • Update your bathroom or kitchen.

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    • September 26, 2013


      I love your porch. Great job with the remodel!

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