Home Renovations to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value


If you’re thinking about selling your home, there’s a lot to do. One thing some homeowners don’t think of right away is renovations. Some projects are large, while others are small. Some seem obvious while others don’t. The key is to understand where you’re going to get your biggest bang for your buck. Here are several tips to get you started.

  • Some small projects can actually increase the value of your home more than some large projects.
  • Start by fixing obvious eyesores first.
  • Consider new paint. New paint can fresh’n up a room and change the look and feel.
  • Bathroom updates don’t have to be expensive, but they can add up to quite a bit of additional value when you’re getting ready to place your home on the market.
  • Kitchen renovations don’t have to be major. Sometimes just changing the cabinet fronts and / or hardware can greatly improve the value you will be able to receive for your home.
  • Adding new siding can be relatively inexpensive, and it adds great curb appeal to your home, which in turn can increase its value.
  • It’s fairly easy and inexpensive to replace old windows with new vinyl ones. This will help lower the heating and cooling bill in the home while also increasing its value.
  • Add a deck in the backyard to give the home outdoor appeal as well as indoor appeal.
  • Get rid of the old front door and replace it with a new one. Consider replacing your garage door as well if it is showing signs of wear. The doors are one of the first things prospective buyers will see when they come to check out your home.

It’s important to be careful when you are choosing a contractor to do work on your home, especially when it involves smaller projects. They require great care and precision because the ultimate goal is not only to make your home more attractive, but also to make it worth more to prospective buyers. Check with your Barrie real estate agent for help finding a trusted contractor who will do a great job at improving the look of your home and getting rid of any flaws it may have.

You should also consult with a real estate agent before you sink any money into a home you are thinking about selling. He or she will be able to help you determine which projects are with the money and which aren’t. They will also be able to explain which projects will help your home sell faster even if they won’t necessarily increase the monetary value of your home. After all, sometimes the goal is to sell the house quickly while also maximizing the amount of money you can get for it.

Also be sure to ask your agent about staging. Sometimes there are things you can do to minimize issues or even make them seem like a great asset to a prospective buyer. Explore all of your options and take care of problems before you list your home.

Let the experts at Your Choice Realty help you figure out which renovations will increase your Barrie home’s resale value the most. They can save you thousands in real estate fees, and they will even evaluate your home for free. They offer a few different commission options, including a flat rate $995 fee that just involves putting your home in the MLS. Their $2995 plus disbursement rate is full service and includes everything you need to sell your home. You can also opt to go the traditional route and take their full service on commission. Call Your Choice Realty today to find out how easy it is to sell your Barrie home.