Improvements To Make – And Not Make – Before Selling Your Home

September 18, 2023

Getting your home ready to sell is no small feat and there are many decisions to be made. Your goal is to make your house more marketable in the current market conditions. However, it can be daunting to select which improvements need to be made, and which ones you can leave to the new owners.

It’s important to recognize the cost vs benefit aspect of these improvements. Small costs that can make a huge difference include painting, updated lighting and fixtures, and replacing flooring.

Many sellers have attempted to do larger improvements to their home to attract new buyers; but if the cost outweighs the benefit, there’s no gain for you to complete these projects. For example, renovating your kitchen is a major – and expensive – project. Yes, it may influence some interest and add value, but you may not get your entire investment back when you sell.

Working with an experienced Realtor like myself can help you with the decision making process. We’ll consider each improvement you’d like to make based on its cost and compare it to the value of your home, as well as how it may influence the sale of your home.

Before you decide to sell your home, let’s have a conversation about this and many other important aspects of the process!