We all have a list of home projects we never seem to find time to complete. If you’re ready to list your Irvine home for sale, now is the time to finish that to-do list. Remember that not all projects will give you the same return when you sell. The key is finishing projects that will make your home show better, sell the house faster, and give you a great return.
Repair Hardwood Floors
Homebuyers love to see real hardwood floors, but not if they’re scratched or worn. As wood flooring can add about six percent to the selling price of a home, it’s worth refinishing your floors to make them shine. If you have carpeting installed over your hardwood floors, now is the time to remove it.
Do you have an outdated powder room? Time to renovate. The average bathroom remodel generates about a 100 percent return on investment, and it can help you sell your home faster. Be sure to update the flooring, fixtures, and lighting to make the room stand out.
Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel
High-end kitchen remodels do not offer the same return on investment as mid-range remodels, as most buyers will not pay extra for a professional burner stove or Sub-Zero refrigerator. You can focus on updating the appliances, resurfacing the cabinets, updating the hardware, and replacing the sink. If the flooring is outdated, be sure to update that as well.
Most buyers shy away from buying a home that obviously requires work on the roof. While a new roof is a major expense, it will probably be worth it if your roof has reached the end of its lifespan. A full tear-off and replacement are not always necessary, though. Hire a roofing contractor to inspect and even certify the roof and perform any recommended repairs such as replacing cracked tiles or missing shingles.
Fix Red Flags
Finally, take a tour of your home and look for items that can give an impression that your home has not been well maintained. This may include cracked tiles, leaking faucets, or cracks in the ceiling.
Ready to list your home? Let us help! We can create a selling strategy right for your home and guide you through every step of the way once we list your house or townhome for sale in Irvine. Give us a call today at (714) 454-6304 and make an appointment with a listing agent today.