Top 10 Ways to Raise Your Property Value Instantly

It takes money to make money, but is the cost really worth it? Through its Home Sale Maximizer feature, HomeGain, an agent referral website, identified the top 10 home improvements under $1,500 that add the most to home sellers’ bottom line, as recommended by real estate professionals across the nation. These top three categories cost just a little over $1,000, yet netted sellers as much as $5,734 at closing.

10. Paint exterior ($1,467 cost/$2,222 price increase/51% ROI)

9. Repair floors ($931 cost/$1,924 price increase/107% ROI)

8. Paint interior ($1,012 cost/$2,112 price increase/109% ROI)

7. Replace or shampoo carpets ($647 cost/$1,730 price increase/169% ROI

6. Kitchen and bathroom ($1,265 cost/$3,435 price increase/172% ROI)

5. Repairing electrical or plumbing ($535 cost / $1,505 price increase / 181% ROI)

4. Landscaping ($540 cost / $1,932 price increase / 258% ROI)

3. Home staging ($550 cost / $2,194 price increase / 299% ROI) –  Add fresh flowers; remove personal items; reduce clutter; rearrange furniture; add new props or furniture to enhance rooms; play soft music; hang artwork on walls, and more.

2. Lightening and brightening ($375 cost / $1,550 price increase / 313% ROI) – Open windows; clean windows and skylights inside and outside; replace old curtains; remove other obstacles from windows that block out light; repair lighting fixtures; make sure windows open easily, among other suggestions.

1. Cleaning and de-cluttering ($290 cost / $1,990 price increase / 586% ROI) – Remove personal items; wash and clean all areas inside and outside of house; freshen air; remove clutter from furniture, counters and all areas of the home; organize closets; polish woodwork and mirrors, etc.

It’s important to know what will bring you the most return on your time and money.  Don’t change a thing before calling an expert like Helen.  For a free review of your home to discover what will bring you the most reward when selling your home call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email [email protected].