Most homes are not living up to their financial potential. With a little jigging your home can be worth much more, and that would make most people much happier.
Here are a few quick ways to pump up the value and increase you return on investment!
Update kitchens & bathrooms
Replace old faucets, and add granite counter tops. Install a back splash in the kitchen. It's an investment and you will recoup more than you spend.
Lighten & brighten
This means deep cleaning, clean windows and choose lighter paint colours. Updated and clean lighting fixtures and add high watt bulbs.
When opportunity knocks, make a good first impression. Since the front door is the first thing that buyers touch, it's important to have yours in tiptop shape. Buyers will make their decision in the first 15 seconds standing at your door. So clean up the yard and add curb appeal plants, as many as you can afford.
Hire a Home Stager
This alone has proven to get homeowners over 300% back on there investment.
|Project||Typical Cost||Price Increase||Average ROI|
|Lighten & brighten||$233 - 370||$1,178 - 1,566||355%|
|Clean and de-clutter||$190 - 318||$1,505 - 1,937||578%|
|Landscape front/back yards||$378 - 546||$1,718 - 2,158||319%|
|Stage home for sale||$403 - 584||$1,938 - 2,431||343%|
|Repair electrical or plumbing||$436 - 621||$1,205 - 1,590||164%|
|Repair damaged flooring||$628 - 878||$1,633 - 2,061||145%|
|Update kitchen & bathrooms||$1,404 - 1,828||$3,216 - 3,934||121%|
|Replace or shampoo carpeting||$562 - 808||$1,532 - 1,950||154%|
|Paint exterior walls||$663 - 938||$1,757 - 2,205||147%|
|Paint interior walls||$651 - 920||$1,741 - 2,179||150%|