How to Increase Your Home's Value
I counsel many future home sellers and people who just want an experienced professional to give them advice. I will be happy to visit with you for a free personal consultation and I won't be trying to sell you anything.
Also, my personal experience has shown me that some of the updates listed below can actually return more than 100% depending on your market. This is just one of the free services I provide. In the mean time, here are some quick tips.
Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:
Minor kitchen remodel (88%)
Bathroom remodel (85%)
Major kitchen remodel (81%)
Family room addition (80%)
Deck addition (77%)
Master suite (75%)
Attic bedroom (74%)
Siding replacement (73%)
Window replacement (69%)
Home office (55%)
Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial out buildings; and vaulted ceilings. These may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.
l Remodel with mass appeal in mind.
l Use durable, quality materials.
l Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.