3 DIY Projects That Can Help Your Home Sell For More

Real Estate Agent with Houlihan Lawrence

3 DIY Projects That Can Help Your Home Sell For More

Posted: 02 Mar 2009 07:45 AM PST


In a tight economy, do-it-yourself home improvements projects not only save money, but may also justify a higher listing price for a soon-to-be home seller.

In the 4-minute video above, Sweat Equity host Amy Matthews talks with NBC's Matt Lauer about affordable home upgrades that even the least skilled home remodelers can finish on their own.

Three of the huge, bang-for-the-buck projects discussed are:

  • Refinish laminate countertops for $95.
  • Replace hollow "builders' doors" with sturdy doors for $200 each.
  • Install kitchen and bathroom backsplashes for $500 each.

The video also recommends installing a basement egress window, if possible. As far as DIY goes, it's a little bit more complex but the results are stunning.

Comments (1)

Jennifer Hartwick
Crane and Crane Real Estate - Columbia, MO

Egress makes sense to me.  I see many of basements with an extra bedroom that is non-conforming.  Having the actual extra bedroom would build that much equity.  I actually had my first comment the other day about doors.  A buyer didn't like the "plane" doors on one of my listings.  I dont think my sellers is going to replace them though:)


Mar 03, 2009 03:29 PM