Monday, April 18, 2016

New Tool For Sellers: Top 10 Home Improvements Under $1,500

This is an excellent tool for sellers

Your Recommended Home Improvements

Listed below are the most highly recommended improvements based on your answers to the previous questions.

Area of HomeAverage CostIncrease in Selling PriceAverage Return on Investment% of Agents Recommended
Buy some fresh flowers, live plants and other decorations to liven up the home. Consider hiring a staging consultant.
$ 75$3,000 - $3,9994597%73%

Clean / de-clutter
Rent a storage space or sell excess items, if needed. Keep every room very clean during open homes.
$ 75$1,000 - $1,4991577%98%

Lighten and brighten
Replace any burnt-out bulbs and use higher wattage bulbs, if possible. Keep drapes open during the day.
$ 75$1,000 - $1,4991577%96%

If carpets are only lightly soiled, shampooing and/or spot removal should suffice.
$ 150$1,000 - $1,499736%100%

Plumbing and electrical
Consider repairing or replacing any defective plumbing or electrical items in your home.
$ 200$1,000 - $1,499525%90%

Hire gardener or landscaper to trim back the overgrowth and maintain yard.
$ 250$1,000 - $1,499401%94%

Repair and refinish damaged floors, or cover with neutral-colored wall to wall carpet and note damage in your disclosure.
$ 1,250$2,000 - $2,999100%94%

Update kitchen and bath
Update kitchen and baths by resurfacing cabinets or painting with neutral color. Replace toilet seats, dated fixtures and drawer/cabinet handles.
$ 3,125$5,000 - $5,99976%65%

Paint exterior
Repaint or resurface the outside walls of house, as needed. Patch and repair any damaged areas.
$ 1,750$2,000 - $2,99943%81%

Paint interior
Repair any damaged interior walls by patching all chips, holes and cracks; then touch up or repaint interior walls with neutral color.
$ 1,750$1,000 - $1,499100%