Renovations That Pay Big When Selling Your Home

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On February 4, 2016


It can be hard to set a budget and stick to it when it comes to renovating your home. If you are planning on selling your home soon, you should go ahead and do a few renovations that may need to be done but do the ones that don’t cost a lot of money. Of course if your home has some issues and you feel you can get a lot more money out of your home if you make those renovations now, you may want to go ahead and do so. Below are a few tips on what exactly you should consider when renovating your home to prepare it for sale.

  • One of the best ways to prepare your home to sell is by renovating your walls and floors. You can add paint to the walls of your home for a quick “pick me up” that will help your home appear newer than it is. Refinishing hardwood floors or pulling up carpet to reveal hardwoods is also a great way to spruce things up around your home. Be sure if you are painting to do so with neutral colors that will be pleasing to everyone’s pallet. Likewise if you are putting down carpet, be sure to choose a neutral color. If you are refinishing hardwoods, be sure to stay away from any dark stains that may turn some buyers away. Stick with the natural light wood floors that seem to be so popular these days.
  • Doors are another place you may want to consider during your home renovations. Replacing your front door with a steel door adds a great deal of value to your home. Adding some new garage doors may help to add value as well.  Keep in mind you don’t have to spend a ton on these types of things, just replacing old with new will likely be enough.
  • If you don’t have the money to redo your entire kitchen, try upgrading by replacing old worn out drawer pulls or cabinet knobs. You may also want to put a little paint on your old cabinets to lighten and brighten things up a bit. Keep in mind if money is not an issue that kitchen renovations can sometimes make or break the sale of your home. If you need to” bling it out” and you have the funds to do it, go for it.

Any and all renovations you do to your home in an effort to get more money out if it during a potential sale is a good thing. Don’t go crazy spending a lot of money for cosmetic fixes but ‘DO’ do your best to make your home look like a shiny new penny!

Courtesy of Huntsville AL Real Estate Broker Mike Manosky.

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