Is it worth it?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

When discussing repairs and updates with clients, I find it useful to be able to tell them whether or not the expected return on investment makes sense. I am able to do this by employing the Cost Vs. Value report available at

In essence, this report gives expected returns for many repairs and upgrades you might do to a home. For instance, I just had my deck rebuilt on my home and added black aluminum balusters and low voltage lighting. While the report says I probably paid too much, and I would agree, it also says the expected return on this investment is around 81%. Good to know.

I know that this newly rebuilt and updated deck does add value to my home, but I would not have had a clue about a starting point without this report. While you may disagree about some of the numbers in the report, at least it gives you a starting point when discussing needed repairs and upgrades with clients.

If you are looking to market your home this Spring and are not sure where to start, give den Boer homes a call. We can help.

Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - reports such as this are good in that are excellent conversation-starters.  Hopefully much can be learned when the communication flows.

Dec 07, 2019 06:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Peter den Boer - this is great information.  Someone said something about solar recently.  I am wondering what effect that has.  

Dec 12, 2019 06:47 AM