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8 Home Improvements With the Best ROI

Shannon Ellison

“I know that your home is more than just a house…” Passion, excellence and a youthful vibrancy best describe Shannon Ellison and her commitment ...

“I know that your home is more than just a house…” Passion, excellence and a youthful vibrancy best describe Shannon Ellison and her commitment ...

Aug 24 4 minutes read

If you're deciding to sell your home, you probably want to get the best possible price. You'll hear or read lots of advice on preparing the house for a quick, profitable sale, from staging to making necessary repairs. However, you might also consider the potential benefits of other improvements designed to increase a home's beauty, utility, and overall appeal.

Home Office

Research indicates that creating a dedicated home office space can boost your home's resale value, especially since the beginning of the pandemic. However, resist the urge to convert your garage into that home office as that is frowned upon.

Eye-Catching Paint and Lighting

Painting your home's interiors offer a simple way to boost its resale value, while also making the rooms and hallways look more inviting to buyers. New or modified lighting fixtures can make your freshly-painted interiors look even more cheerful. Moderately-priced lighting fixtures can look just as appealing as the high-end options, allowing you to increase your ROI.

Fabulous Flooring

New flooring can breathe new life into your home's interior. It can also yield a solid return on your remodeling investment, but only if you select the right flooring material. Wood flooring commands the highest ROI as does luxury vinyl plank flooring. As for carpeting, it may disappoint buyers who expect to see solid flooring in the house's entryway or other public living areas.

Kitchens & Bathrooms

These are truly the money makers! Who doesn’t want a beautifully updated kitchen and luxurious bathrooms? On top of that, what percentage of people want to buy a new home only to have to immediately upgrade these high-ticket items? However, unless your kitchen is dilapidated or non-functional, there is no need to do a complete remodel! There are several cost-effective ways to improve your kitchen or bathrooms. 

For the kitchen, think about adding quartz countertops on top of newly painted cabinets and simply changing out the cabinet hardware. Making sure your appliances are matching or even updated also helps.

In the bathrooms, replacing vanities and sinks is one of the best bangs for your buck. Also, update your lighting and replace that outdated mirror.

Exterior Enhancements

The appeal of a new roof that shouldn't need replacing for decades can also help you sell your home more quickly to a more enthusiastic pool of buyers. **-

One thing you should also highly recommend considering is replacing that garage door. An updated, stylistic garage door can do additional wonders for your curb appeal.

Luscious Landscaping

Curb appeal requires more than just fresh-looking exteriors and a beautiful roof. It also includes the visual impact of your lawn and garden on prospective buyers. **- A beautifully-landscaped property communicates that the owner has tended the home with loving care, implying a durable, good-looking property inside and out.

Eradicate Those Pesky Pests

One of the things about the Bay Area, this used to be a land of orchards! As much as those termites, rodents, and other critters can be a nuisance to homeowners, remember, they were here first.

Acquire a pest inspection before putting your home up for sale and attend to those pesky ones. **- A pest specialist can help you remove and proof your home against those visitors that are sure to turn potential home buyers away.

Consult Your Trusted Real Estate Professional

Hopefully, these home improvement options give you a clearer idea of how to boost your asking price. Consider taking the most intelligent step to ensure you get top dollar for your home.

Contact me to discuss these home improvement tips and other ideas for increasing your home's value.

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