Take inventory of the big things first like outside “front” appearance, siding and shutters, windows, HVAC, Roof and Water systems. Your repairs here will cost you less now than “post” home inspection. Home repairs are one thing and upgrades and additions are another. Now, if you need to renovate or makeover, the following will show where you get the biggest bang for your buck.
The following is a comprehensive list of projects and their associated cost vs. value according to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com). Remember that every home, neighborhood, and need is different so VIEW your home as a BUYER. Also call me to show you the competition when you have the time to view. As you begin to get things ready for sale you may not have the time to look.
according to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com)
If your renovating a well lived in home and then selling, the returns are not so great. Some agents will “pitch the Renovate to get highest dollar” and pay the contractors out of the proceeds of your sale at closing. That is, the contractor puts a lien on your home in order to be paid for your renovations (before you get the net proceeds) at closing. To me, if your not getting all of your money back there is little benefit in not paying for the work while it's being done. There’s no right or wrong, just the best outcome for the least money.