Adding Value

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Update your kitchen and/or bathrooms. Whether you need a minor or major remodel, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a high return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, but also pay attention to trends. 
  • Increase usable space. Add an extra bathroom, upgrade or expand your kitchen and/or master bedroom suite, add more closet space, or convert an unused space to a more functional space, like a spare bedroom to a home office or basement into the ultimate hangout space.
  • Lighten and brighten your rooms. Paint rooms white or with a light color paint to neurtalize your space. Add skylights, windows, or French doors.
  • Revamp the exterior. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers before they even walk through the door. Keep your shrubs, trees, and grass trimmed and tidy. Add a splash of color with vibrant plants or by painting the front door an eye-catching color. Consider a focal point like a flagstone walkway or a water feature. 
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$195,000
Subdivision: Rolling Hills
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,390
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3662477
MLS
Welcome Home. Adorable OPEN contemporary floor plan with new "wood look" luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout the first floor. Spacious living room that opens up to the kitchen and dining area with...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,242
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3663413
MLS
Wow! Coming soon this wonderful 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with tons of natural lighting and NO HOA! Very well cared for with many upgrades. Newly installed carpet on the second floor. Downstairs has...
$325,000
Subdivision: None
3
Beds
4
Baths
2,474
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3662576
MLS
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$294,000
Subdivision: Far Away Place
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,153
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3663419
MLS
Country, quiet, private oasis (NO CITY TAXES) almost in the city limits of Concord. Plenty of outdoor living space with front porch, back porch with pergola, AND deck off kitchen area, fenced-in...
$294,000
Subdivision: Idlewild Farms
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,818
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3664339
MLS
Very beautifully remodeled Tri level home in a corner lot. Refinished Hard wood floors, Tiled floors in kitchen and bath room. New Kitchen Cabinets and vanities. Tiled shower walls. Fresh paint, Roof...
$328,000
Subdivision: Chestnut Ridge
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,569
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3660416
MLS
PICTURE PERFECT! Covered front porch welcomes you to this beautiful one level home! Great space inside and out! Beautiful hardwood floors, gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling in Living Room. Light and...
$816,000
Subdivision: None
16.23
Acres
1
Day on Site
3664350
MLS
Priceless location, optimal possibilities, stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountain Expressway, Highway 23/74, exit 98. Rolling to gradual elevation with creek at bottom and long-range view of...
1
Beds
1
Baths
864
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3648337
MLS
A Horse Lovers Dream!! Private Horse Farm w/ Red 5 Stall Barn with Wash and Tack Room. Adorable Rustic 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Farmhouse Bungalow Loaded with Custom Features Including Interior Wooden...
Open 9/20
43 Starmount Ln Taylorsville, NC 28681
$179,900
Subdivision: Hillsborough
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,928
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3662754
MLS
Fantastic Find!! Feels like country living in this lovely Bethlehem area home, offering nearby boat launch and marina, golf course and close to Hickory. This mostly brick 4 BR 2 Bath home is located...
$275,000
Subdivision: Cherry Mountain Acres
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,315
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3664355
MLS
Looking for that perfect place to retire that is "off the grid?" This home is perfect for you!2 bedroom/2 bath cottage up 1,942 feet on top of Cherry Mountain w/ views all the way to Charlotte,...
9.3
Acres
1
Day on Site
3652247
MLS
A Horse Lovers Dream!! Private Horse Farm w/ Red 5 Stall Barn with Wash and Tack Room. Adorable Rustic 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Farmhouse Bungalow Loaded with Custom Features Including Interior Wooden...
$575,000
Subdivision: Kenilworth
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,508
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3653331
MLS
Stunning NEW Green Built & Energy Star Certified home by SURE FOOT BUILDERS. Nestled on a quiet non-through street in the heart of Kenilworth, this well designed custom home feels like a treehouse...
Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of September 19, 2020. All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.