4 Easy But Profitable Home Improvements to Make Before Selling Your Home

4 Easy But Profitable Home Improvements to Make Before Selling Your Home

If you’ve made the decision to sell your home, congratulations! It takes a lot of commitment and dedication to finally come to the conclusion that it’s time to sell. But once you’ve made up your mind, you may be wondering what the best plan of action is to ensure that you’re fetching top-dollar offers on the home.

There’s perhaps no better way to do this than by investing in a few home improvement projects before you list the property for sale. But which ones are the best to pursue? That’s where we come in. Below, we’ve outlined the five best home improvements for selling your home that will bring in the highest return on investment (ROI). Let’s take a look.

Focus on the landscaping

Whether your buyers first encounter your home online or in person, they will most likely see the exterior facade and green space surrounding the property first. It’s critical to make a strong first impression on luxury real estate buyers, so investing some time and energy in a landscape renovation is always a good idea.

Of course, the best option is to do a major overhaul of your outdoor living space. This could involve installing new berms with perennial flowers to form a pleasing visual boundary of the property, planting new shrubs, or installing a border of annuals around the entryway to create a pop of color.

But not everyone has the ability to set aside so much time in their schedule. As long as you can fertilize your yard, trim overgrown tree branches, clean the driveway and sidewalk, and plant a few evergreen shoots in urns near the front door, you’ll make a display with serious visual impact. For anywhere between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand, your landscape renovation will surely attract a wider range of buyers and draw more eyes to your property for sale.

Remodel part (or all) of the kitchen

Heading indoors, the next part of the home to improve should be your kitchen. In the world of luxury real estate, kitchens can sometimes sell houses by themselves if they’re impressive enough, so it’s well worth your time to look over the state of your kitchen and consider a few upgrades. A complete overhaul of the cooking space may be just what you need to reach a new group of interested buyers. If so, think about open-concept floor plans. Remove unnecessary walls between the kitchen and living rooms to make hosting parties easier, or install a breakfast bar.

A minor remodel will also go a long way, whether you repaint cabinets, swap out your counter with a marble option, or simply purchase a new fridge, dishwasher, or high-end range. Refinish your cabinets, trade old hardware with new stainless steel fixtures, or consider a new storage system entirely if the one you’ve used in the past is no longer in fashion. Whether you go all-in with a major overhaul or prefer a more minor renovation, any time you spend upgrading the kitchen is certain to be well spent.

Update the bathroom

After the kitchen, your buyers will likely want bathrooms as modern, stylish, and luxurious as possible in their Kapolei home for sale. The ROI you can expect from even a minimal bathroom upgrade is extremely attractive, with many projects recouping all of their investment funding and more. A major bathroom rehab should involve swapping out the shower pan and all the flooring with modern materials in the master bath.

Look over all the amenities, from the tub to the vanity, sink, toilet, and sitting areas. If there’s room to upgrade, you’ll certainly see high-end real estate investors become more interested in the sale. Minor upgrades are also a good idea if you have a tighter schedule and budget. A fresh shower head, vanity mirror, tile backsplash, and brighter lighting will all be welcome upgrades.

Make room for a home office

There’s perhaps no greater shift in the work-life balance of U.S. workers post-pandemic than working from home, and you can take advantage of this trend to great effect by making space for a home office. If you don’t have the space to build an addition, especially for a new home office, there are ways to carve out room for one with your existing floor plan.

Reuse the space previously used as a large walk-in closet or convert a guest bedroom into a beautiful home office with a new desk, storage space, and a visually pleasing background wall for video conferences. Attic space, a second-story room above the garage, or extra square footage in the basement are also good places to build up a home office if you have the room.

Reach out to a local real estate agent today

There you have it: a complete guide to the five best home improvements for selling your house in 2023. If you have any questions about upgrading your home before selling, get in touch today. Contact Fran Magbual for more information.

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