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Best Home Improvement Projects for Sellers

by Stephanie Schriber 02/07/2021

Image by Hermann Schmider from Pixabay

Are you planning to sell your home soon? Then this is the time to take care of those home improvements that will make your home more attractive to buyers. As a homeowner who's been through the sale process before, you know how important it is to make a good impression on buyers. What you may not know is which improvements deliver the best bang for the buck. The following home improvements can help you boost the value of your home and make your home more appealing to buyers. 

Repair Any Deferred Maintenance

Buyers shy away from homes with deferred maintenance. Whether you've let the little things slide, like broken door knobs and cracked windows, or your home needs a major repair like an all-new roof, take care of your deferred maintenance. Tell your agent about major repairs after they're finished, so your agent can mention those repairs in the listing.

Perform a High ROI Remodel or Installation

Some of the highest ROI remodels include:

  • Deck installation: 70%
  • Small kitchen remodel: 80%
  • Bathroom addition: 80%
  • The type of high ROI home improvement that's right for your home depends in part on the condition of your property. Work with a real estate professional to find out which type of remodel, renovation or addition is right for your property. 

    Spruce Up the Landscaping

    Curb appeal is crucial, because some buyers form their opinions the minute they pull up to the property. Buyers like a well-maintained, attractive yard with basic features like green grass, blooming flowers and healthy shrubs. Get rid of any dead or dying bushes or flowers, water your grass sufficiently so it's green when buyers see your home, and keep it well-trimmed. 

    Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

    Paint is a low-cost, easy home improvement that can make your home look clean, fresh and newly decorated. Identify rooms in your home that are missing a sense of flair or beauty and paint the walls. You'd be amazed at how easily the space can be transformed. Choose colors that are neutral, like beige or gray. These colors are very popular and appeal to many home buyers. Avoid painting any space in your home in a bright color that will distract home buyers.

    About the Author
    Author

    Stephanie Schriber

    Hello! My name is Stephanie and I specialize in real estate opportunities along the Oregon Coast.

    Whether it be buying or selling your full time residence, looking for investment properties or a second home, I am here to help! The beauty of our area is the variety in properties and areas that we have to choose from. You have your fabulous ocean front retreats or maybe oceanfront condo life is for you? We have woodsy cabins or magnificent log homes, some with river frontage, some without. There are always opportunities to buyer acreage to build your own coastal retreat or full time home. Or take advantage of some of the fixers currently available and make them work for you in this market where rentals are in very high demand. Whatever you are looking for, I can help you find it!

    I also specialize in foreclosure and short sale properties. If you are interested in distressed properties and would like to receive these properties before and/or as they come on the market, send me an e-mail and I will add you to my e-mail list.

    Feel free to call me with any questions ranging from market trends to information on individual areas...I am happy to help! Providing my clients the best buying and selling experience is my top goal!