Which Home Improvements Will Give Me The Most Money Back When I Sell My House?

You’re ready to sell your house. You’ve gotten rid of excess clutter. You’ve scrubbed the place until it shines. But, still, you wonder if it has that extra sparkle it takes to sell quickly. Maybe it’s time to analyze home improvement options. But not just any home improvements. You only want to take on projects that will give you the most bang for your buck (also known as the best return on investment).  

One of the biggest factors at play when selling your house is curb appeal. That’s right… that first impression your house makes on a potential buyer. That’s why projects that impact the outside of your house (garage door replacement, siding, entry door replacement, and deck additions) hold their value.  

Landscaping offers another quick and easy way to spruce up your house. Compared to some of the improvements you can make, landscaping costs relatively little. And it’ll add bright pops of color and lush green to your property, making it more inviting.  

Another important factor to consider: getting a house in tip-top shape to sell isn’t cheap. In fact, when Bankrate identified the top six home improvements that will give you the most return on investment, not one of them fell below a thousand dollars. Take a look at the list, complete with average cost, average resale value, and cost recouped, below: 

 * According to  Bankrate
* According to Bankrate

The most expensive item on the list is a minor kitchen remodel. Notice that it is a minor remodel, not a complete overhaul. In fact, on HGTV’s list of the Top 15 Home Updates that Pay Off, both minor bathroom remodels AND minor kitchen remodels score higher than their full scale counterpart. It’s also important to remember that kitchen and bathroom remodels are highly subjective. What appeals to you might not appeal to a buyer.  

In fact, sticking to repairs instead of remodeling. As Craig Webb, editor of Remodeling magazine, notes:“’It’s better to replace or repair than add and remodel…’. In other words, go ahead and fix that frayed siding or replace the roof before you add a master suite or overhaul the kitchen.” 

But what if, like so many Americans, you don’t have extra money laying around to make repairs? Are you just doomed to a lackluster response and a less-than-desirable selling price?  


Selling your house to a real estate investor will allow you to sell your house as-is. Really. Just as it is. No lowball offers for frayed siding. No dings for lack of landscaping. And the process is simple and straight-forward. Call Angie Buys Houses Central Florida at 407-603-6285. We will come out, meet you, and look at your property. Then, usually with-in 24 hours, you’ll have an offer in hand.  

No showings. No buyers to contend with. Just the ability to sell your house quickly, for cash, at a fair price.  


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