7 Home Reno’s That Will Increase Your Resale Value Big Time

You want to make the most money possible when it comes time to sell your home. The way to do that is by improving and updating the things in your home that buyers look for the most.

We compiled this list for those looking to boost their resale value. It’s important to focus on the renovation projects that will net you the highest ROI. All of the projects on this list were chosen for their ability to produce high ROI as well as create a more desirable home. Remember – it’s important to make money. But it’s also important your house doesn’t sit on the market for a year.

Make these updates and you should fetch a high sale price, quicker than you would otherwise.

Remodel Kitchen

kitchenThe decision among real estate experts about where you get the highest ROI renovating your home is unanimous. The answer is in the kitchen. For some reason people just want nice kitchens and care about it more than the rest of the house… Maybe it’s because that’s where people like to entertain guests.

Your main priority when renovating a kitchen should be layout. Creating a structure (or bones) that is functional and can easily be updated is super important. It’s one thing to replace a counter-top and cabinet doors. It’s a different story to completely renovate the whole kitchen.

Once you get the structure out of the way, search for materials that have a high quality look without a big price tag. You can make a space look modern and luxurious without having to use marble and granite.

I have seen so many people put in expensive goodies and never fix the bad flow. Spend the money on the layout — it never goes out of style. If you have a great layout, plugging in new appliances, hardware and cabinets can be quick and easy.

Update Bathrooms

bathroomBathrooms are the second place buyers typically place the most value in a home. The good news is that making updates to a bathroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune. En-suite/master bathrooms are the most important. As they say, it’s where the magic happens. Cast a spell on potential buyers with a beautiful en-suite. That was really corny I know…

 

 

 

Re-do Plumbing

plumbCan we say structural problems? This is the #1 worry of all potential buyers. No one wants to move into a beautiful new house and have a disaster occur two or three months down the road. Re-doing your old piping and updating it to a newer plastic solution is a huge selling point. This removes some of the potential fear that comes with buying a home.

 

 

 

Remove Paneling and Stucco

panelWood paneling and Stucco are common in older homes. Mainly because when it was popular, we didn’t have walls without imperfections like we do now. Not only are these two things ugly, they also show potential buyers that you lack the ability to update your home. “If you can’t update this, what is is lurking?”

Spend the time and money to update your paneling walls and get rid of the Stucco.

 

 

Attic Renovation

atticAttic renovations are a popular choice among DIY projects as expenses can be minimized. In many houses you will have the bones for a room. All that is required of you is putting up walls and handling the cosmetics. Updated attics can sometimes be a stronger selling point than updated basements.

 

 

 

Replace Siding

sidingSince curb appeal is so important, it makes sense to focus on the biggest factor. The outside of the house. Everyone knows the dingy, yellow siding that used to be white 60 years ago look. If your house looks like that – sorry. It’s time to update.

For those on a budget you can also try power washing. Power washing sometimes brings better results than you could imagine. And it barely costs anything.

 

 

New Garage Door

garageIn addition to replacing/refreshing your siding and landscaping well, your garage door can play a big part in selling your house. It’s another element of curb appeal that can draw in or turn-off potential buyers.

Luckily, new garage doors re-coup on average 80% of their investment in the long term. Basically, it will help you break even (or make money) while making your house more desirable.

 

 

In Conclusion

You want to sell your home in the least amount of time and for the most amount of money possible. The way to do this is by performing renovations with a high ROI. In addition, you want to focus on the most desirable updates. Doing so will ensure you attract more interest on your property.

Each of these on the list may not be necessary or feasible with your budget. Remember that curb appeal, kitchens and bathrooms are important. If you can focus on nothing else, focus on those things. These projects will reduce your risk of losing money in the renovation process and also help you sell quicker.

 

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About the Author
Personal Mission Statement:

I am passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and goals by sharing my knowledge and experience in real estate to guide you home.

Keeping my word and safeguarding the interests of my clients have defined my real estate career. I have a high standard of care and integrity and protecting my client’s interests and goals are paramount.

My strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in real estate transactions empower me to be a strong negotiator, provide constructive feedback, and ensure that we stay on target to reach your goals.

 

Personal Mission Statement

I am passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and goals by sharing my knowledge and experience in real estate to guide you home.

Keeping my word and safeguarding the interests of my clients have defined my real estate career. I have a high standard of care and integrity and protecting my client’s interests and goals are paramount.

My strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in real estate transactions empower me to be a strong negotiator, provide constructive feedback, and ensure that we stay on target to reach your goals.

Experience

Matt earned his California Department of Real Estate license back in 2000.

Knowledge is power, and with that in mind, Matt did not immediately become a full time REALTOR®. He wanted to gain valuable experience and know-how first. He worked an an employee in a real estate company wearing many different hats including receptionist, working in their relocation department and with inventory properties, managerial review of contracts and files, and accounting. His most important role was that of a Real Estate Transaction Coordinator guiding buyers, sellers, and other agents through the sales process.

In the decade since then, Matt has had the privilege of helping over 2,500 families reach their goals and dreams. It has been an amazing journey which has brought Matt a wealth of experience in many different types of real estate transactions and negotiations.

Matt is a driven person who thrives on having happy clients and he is passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and goals through sharing his extensive knowledge and experience in real estate.

Awards

Matt is proud to have been selected as:

5-Star Professional (Multi-Year)

Designations

Among Matt’s designations are:

Military Relocation Professional (MRP®)
Certified Distressed Property Expert®
e-PRO® Certified REALTOR (e0PRO®)
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®)

Specialties

Specializing in You! Learning what your goals and motivations are help me to provide guidance and thus, a better real estate experience.