How to Increase Your Home's Value
Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:
Minor kitchen remodel (88%)
Bathroom remodel (85%)
Major kitchen remodel (81%)
Family room addition (80%)
Deck addition (77%)
Master suite (75%)
Attic bedroom (74%)
Siding replacement (73%)
Window replacement (69%)
Home office (55%)
Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial out buildings; and vaulted ceilings. These may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.
l Remodel with mass appeal in mind.
l Use durable, quality materials.
l Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.
Hope this information is helpful in making decisions on whether or not to renovate your home before selling.
It is a good idea to seek out an accredited staging professional for good tips and ideas on how to make some changes on a limited budget.
If you would like to speak with me I am an Accredited Home Stager and would be happy to assist you. I can be reached at 973-214-7726 to arrange a consultation.