2. REPLACE: Anything cosmetically displeasing, aka ugly or broken, should be replaced. Great starts are flooring, siding, windows, roofs, and garage doors.
3. CONVERSION: Turn that attic into another bedroom and expect a recoup on your investment of around 73% according to Remodeling Magazine. Also, finishing your basement into a sports den, children’s play area, living room, bed room, or lounge with a bar are all great ways to really boost the appeal and price of your home.
4. IMPROVE: This pertains to mainly the kitchen and bathrooms which are usually the main focal points of interested home buyers. New appliances, fixtures, flooring, a fresh coat of paint, and lighting can make your kitchen suitable to film a food show in as well as make your bathroom rival that of your local spa!
Tip: A wonderful store to get EVERYTHING you need to improve your bathroom and kitchen that I can’t recommend more highly is PIRCH. They have locations all throughout southern California and put more care into customer service than any other company that I have ever seen.
5. CURB APPEAL: First impressions are important and with real estate there are quite a few people who judge a home buy its curb appeal. One great area to focus on is your yard, both the front and back. Hiring a landscape architect can be pricy but is usually well worth the investment. At the very least, clean the yard of any debris, trim trees and shrubs and spread fresh mulch in the planting beds. A poorly maintained front yard can result in up to a 10 percent drop in value, according to Houston appraiser Frank Lucco. Ways to improve your yards yourself can include lining the walkway with solar-powered lights, green up the lawn
with organic fertilizer, keep it mowed and edged, reseed bare spots, add color to planting beds, and maybe plant a tree.
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