Home Improvement Tips For The Best ROI

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Are you ready to do some upgrades to your home? Homeowners can make a substantial profit from various home updates, but which home improvements will buyers appreciate the most when it comes time to sell your home?

Here are five home improvement tips you can use to make your home have the highest potential return on investment (ROI):

Interior paint/wallpaper removal

Buyers feel it is an enormous hassle to have to repaint or remove unwanted wallpaper. Get a head start on making your home move-in-ready by ditching any distracting or outdated wallpaper and older color wall paint by giving your home a fresh coat of neutral paint. Shades of grey have shown to be increasingly popular among buyers.

New flooring

Now more than ever, buyers are taking their flooring preferences seriously. The best flooring choices for a return on your investment are hardwoods and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP). LVP flooring is a great hardwood alternative that looks fantastic and is easy to maintain. LVP mimics the appearance and texture of hardwood floors while remaining affordable and less prone to issues from pets and furniture. Hardwood floors are very desirable but cost a bit more. With either choice, wider planks are more popular unless you are trying to match existing floors.

Updated lighting and plumbing fixtures

One of the most noticeable accessories to any great home is the quality of the lighting and plumbing fixtures. Updating your fixtures is a great way to send the message to a buyer that you care about maintaining your home. Nowadays, there are so many options for style and finish that this project will give you the chance to use your style and creativity to make a statement about your home.

Rehab your deck

When you sell, buyers are paying attention to major items and checking for things they will need to do in the next year or two. Many homeowners don’t consider the wear and tear a deck endures over the years, especially if it’s approaching 15+ years old. Staining or replacing your deck surface boards and handrails can be a perfect DIY project, and it will set you apart to buyers willing to pay top dollar for your home. There are many materials available including pressure-treated wood and composite materials such as Trex.

Upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances

This is a home improvement that can benefit you and your future buyer. You are able to enjoy the new and improved features of the appliances, and buyers, at every price range, love to see the beautiful stainless steel finish. This is a straightforward upgrade that is a universal positive to all potential buyers. In the Triangle area, stainless steel is by far the best choice to maximize your investment.

Contact Amy for more Home Improvement Tips for the Best ROI

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Comments (4)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Amy Shair very valuable list of home improvement tips for the best ROI.

Nov 10, 2020 02:15 PM
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Great information.  I always have clients ask me this question.  Especially when trying to obtain higher value on an appraisal for the purpose of a refinance.

Nov 10, 2020 03:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Amy,  thank you for sharing these great tips.  Very useful and beneficial information for many.

Nov 10, 2020 07:49 PM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Hello Amy, thanks for the tips. Any investor would find this very helpful.

Nov 11, 2020 03:38 AM