Which Home Improvement Project Should You Choose?

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX N.O. Properties

Which home improvement project should you choose to tackle before you sell your home? Ahh, that question is on the lips of nearly every home owner when they are about to list their home. HomeGain just came out with the results of their national survey of 2,000 real estate agents. The question posed to the real estate agents was "Which home improvement project has the highest return on investment?"

Take a look at the results:

Looks like cleaning and de-cluttering wins in 2007 with an ROI of nearly 600%! Could this be because the investment in cleaning and de-cluttering is almost zero dollars? Maybe, but this survey tells us how important the cleanliness of your property is to buyers.

Other interesting results were staging and landscaping at over 300%. So go ahead and make your property perfect before you list it...you WILL see the results.

As always, give me a call with all of your New Orleans real estate needs!

Darryl Glade ~ New Orleans Property ~ 504.451.8960

Comments (2)

Cindy Lin
Staged4more School of Home Staging - South San Francisco, CA
Host, The Home Staging Show podcast
Hello

I really like this article you wrote, would you mind submitting it to the Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging?

Cheers,
Cindy
Organizer of Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging

ps. the link for submission is http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_2606.html
Jan 17, 2008 09:58 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
Darryl - It makes sense, especially in a weaker market. It seems buyers today have no tolerance for things being unkept. I have found that the homes with no TLC are the ones that take the biggest hit.
Jan 19, 2008 01:47 AM