|Area of Home||Average Cost||Increase in Selling Price||Average 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 - $3,999||4597%||73%|
|Clean / de-clutter|
Rent a storage space or sell excess items, if needed. Keep every room very clean during open homes.
|$ 75||$1,000 - $1,499||1577%||98%|
|Lighten and brighten|
Replace any burnt-out bulbs and use higher wattage bulbs, if possible. Keep drapes open during the day.
|$ 75||$1,000 - $1,499||1577%||96%|
If carpets are only lightly soiled, shampooing and/or spot removal should suffice.
|$ 150||$1,000 - $1,499||736%||100%|
|Plumbing and electrical|
Consider repairing or replacing any defective plumbing or electrical items in your home.
|$ 200||$1,000 - $1,499||525%||90%|
Hire gardener or landscaper to trim back the overgrowth and maintain yard.
|$ 250||$1,000 - $1,499||401%||94%|
Repair and refinish damaged floors, or cover with neutral-colored wall to wall carpet and note damage in your disclosure.
|$ 1,250||$2,000 - $2,999||100%||94%|
|Update kitchen and bath|
Update kitchen and baths by resurfacing cabinets or painting with neutral color. Replace toilet seats, dated fixtures and drawer/cabinet handles.
|$ 3,125||$5,000 - $5,999||76%||65%|
Repaint or resurface the outside walls of house, as needed. Patch and repair any damaged areas.
|$ 1,750||$2,000 - $2,999||43%||81%|
Repair any damaged interior walls by patching all chips, holes and cracks; then touch up or repaint interior walls with neutral color.
|$ 1,750||$1,000 - $1,499||100%|
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