What Improvements Can Get You The Best Return On Your Home - Fridays with Fred

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Are you planning on selling your Southern California home? If so, like most homeowners you may want to know if there are improvements or renovations you can make to your home which will help you to get a better return on your investment?

The answer to this question is always yes! There are a variety of improvements that you should make to your home before listing it.

In this article, we will provide you with tips on how to choose the right improvements you should make to your home so that you will also get the highest ROI possible.

Look at Your Home with The Eyes of a Buyer

Although there are always a variety of traditional improvements that a seller can make to their home, the reality is that before you choose any improvement or renovation, you should look at your home with the “eyes of a buyer” to determine what work should be done first.

For example: When you first drive up to your home, does the curb appeal of the home make you want to enter the house to view what’s inside or drive away?

Upon entering your home, are there repairs and renovations that stand out and are easy to spot at first glance? If so, this is a good example of some of the things you should be focusing on first when it comes to which repairs or renovations that you should be making to your home.

What If You Are on A Budget?

Like many homeowners in SoCal, you most likely are on a budget and are concerned about making repairs to your home before listing it.

The good news is that updating your home may cost a lot less than you think, especially if you work with the Fred Sed Group.

A real-life example:

During the process of meeting with a new client for the first time to list their 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo, it was easy to see upon entering the unit that the cabinets including most of the walls and doors needed to be painted, mirrors had to be repaired, and fixtures needed to be replaced.

Thankfully, our contractors were able to do all of the work for just $3,800. This is a HUGE SAVINGS when compared to what other contractors in the area might charge for the same work!

Now that the work has been done, the property is in fantastic condition (compared to before) when it looked a potential fixer-upper instead of a move-in ready home.

Why Fix Up Your Home Before Listing It?

Making repairs and or renovations to your home before listing it is important because leaving the home in a state of disrepair will be a massive turnoff to buyers and will result in you receiving offers that are lower than what your home is really worth.

Taking the time to fix up your home will result in your house having a “wow factor” and the work that you do will also make the difference between the interest and number of offers that you receive.

As with our 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo that we mentioned earlier in this article, before the property was renovated it looked like a prime candidate for a fixer-upper. After our client invested the $3,800, the home looks fantastic and should net the seller an additional $10,000 to $12,000.

Contact the Fred Sed Group

Do you have questions about which improvements you should make to your home before listing it? Or are you interested in speaking with us about selling your SoCal home? Contact the Fred Sed Group today by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online.


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