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. 
2 Properties
$499,900
Neighborhood: Colonial Village
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,224
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3864381
MLS
A beautiful lot in the highly sought community of Colonial Village. This home has served the owner's family well but is being sold as a complete tear down. No value given for the structure at all....
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
1
Day on Site
3864432
MLS
Over 3.5 acres of gorgeous land with a brick ranch. This home has good bones but will require a complete renovation. This was a hoarder home and is being sold as is, where is. Home needs a complete...
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