Updated on July 8th, 2020
Are you in the process of getting your home ready for sale? If so, here is how to get your home ready for the show time!
Some home improvements won’t break the bank, or your spirit, but will make a major difference in your home’s sale price. Many top selling real estate agents agree there are some inexpensive yet impactful projects that can make all the difference for the home seller.
These are Smart and Cost-Effective Renovations You Can Make Inside and Out
Let’s start on the inside.
- Cleaning is a Must
Believe it or not, a sparkling house can get you $10,000.00-$20,000.00 more. De-clutter your house first. Then, use old rags, vinegar-and-water, baking soda, and elbow grease to offset the cost of extras like oil soap, linseed oil, or new mops. If you use pros, the cost will depend on the number of bedrooms/baths, starting at around $200.00.
- Install Fiberglass Insulation in the Attic
Your agent will know if it’s necessary in your market. The cost averages $1.50-$3.50 per square foot, and you should get all of your money back plus 8%. Buyers like energy efficiency.
- Refinish Any Existing Hardwood Floors
Refinishing can cost $3.00-$5.00 per square foot, so it could get expensive for large floors. You will break even on this investment, but remember that old floors can be a serious turn-off and/or lower the offers.