|Upgrades and projects that bolster your home appraisal
Before you list your home, consider taking on some home improvement projects that deliver a return on investment by boosting your potential selling price.
Replace the garage door: Swapping out an older, outdated garage door makes a big impression, bolstering a sense of security for vehicles and other values stored inside.
Brighten the kitchen and bath: These are the most-used rooms in the house. Investing in updates inspires confidence in the buyer, elevates functionality and creates aesthetically pleasing spaces, which can add value.
Catch up on projects: Now’s the time to tackle the list of less urgent projects you’ve been meaning to get to. Whether it’s replacing cracked concrete, fixing the broken light switches or refinishing your scuffed-up wood floors, repairing anything that’s broken or badly out of date is top priority.
Not sure where to get started and need help from an expert? Here are two ways to identify which fixes your house needs.
Know your market: Your real estate agent should have the pulse on the local market. Before you begin improvements, you can learn which sought-after features buyers most desire. If you’re on the fence on whether to move forward on projects like finishing the basement or updating appliances, their helpful insights can provide guidance.
Complete a home inspection: Making the home-buying process as transparent and hassle free as possible adds value. By uncovering less obvious issues and fixing them early, you can eliminate delays and ensure your house sells for what it’s worth.