Before putting your house on the market to sell, you may be wondering whether it would be worthwhile to invest in some home remodeling to make it more desirable to potential buyers. In short, the answer is yes, it can be beneficial to improve certain things in a home before listing it for sale.
Which Improvements Are Best?
Improving small things such as updated doorknobs and painting can help homes sell faster. If you’re thinking of going bigger, projects to consider include kitchen remodeling, new flooring, deck installation and the addition of central air conditioning. Refrain from upgrading things that appeal to personal taste and instead keep the upgrades neutral.
How Much Do Improvements Increase Home Value?
No matter how high-end the improvements made on your property, it is likely that you will only be able to sell it for about fifteen percent higher than the other homes in your neighborhood. So, if you live in a modest area, making expensive upgrades just to sell the house is likely not worth the investment. Consult a local realtor for advice on what home remodeling could be beneficial to you.
How Should I Go About Making These Repairs?
Tackling big home renovations yourself while preparing for a move can add significantly to your stress load. Packing a house, cleaning and painting is enough to keep you busy for weeks. If you want to make some changes to your property to help it sell, strongly consider calling in a contractor to help you achieve your home remodeling goals professionally. An experienced tradesman will be able to get the work done for you safely and quicker than you could while juggling a job and an upcoming life change.
Selling a home can be stressful. Make it a little bit easier on yourself by hiring experienced professionals to update your home in preparation for the sale.