Maximize Profits When Selling Your Home
Selling and looking to reap a sweet return for the hours of blood, sweat, and tears you’ve poured into your home? Here are a few top ways to maximize profits when selling your home:
Cleanliness is one of the most important things you can do when selling. Top to bottom, you’ll want to do a deep clean and then regular touch-up cleanings before showings.
If you’re looking to make improvements, you’ll see the highest ROI from things like new flooring and fresh paint. Example: Refinishing hardwood floors average a 103% return!
Staging is especially crucial if your home has spaces buyers may find confusing. And there’s no need to drop big bucks—by all means use what you have. If your home is vacant but clean in and great condition, you may be able to skip staging altogether.
Hire a realtor you trust who is intimately familiar with your area–he or she will be able to tell you what upgrades are worth it and what upgrades aren’t.
Keep in mind if you aren’t planning on moving in the next year or two, don’t worry about future buyers when making decisions about your home. You should love the home you live in, and if that means adventurous paint colors or bold tile floors, don't hold back—go for it!