1. Not paying enough attention to the look of things.
Curb appeal does matter. It can make the difference between a sale and a pass.
Take a good look at your home's appearance�it does matter.
2. Not keeping
an eye on the BIG payoffs. If you are going to remodel for resale, turn your attention
to the kitchen, bath, and master suite. You may even want to add a bath or another
room for even more resale value. These five remodeling projects average at least
an 80% return on the investment and pique interest among homebuyers.
Going too fancy with the changes is often a big mistake. People like clean lines
and simple rooms, especially in rooms like the kitchen and bath.
about convenience. Look for ways to increase the comfort level of your home. Create
a kitchen built for two cooks, not just one. Look at ways to accommodate people
of all ages and capabilities. Make your home user friendly.
5. Not realizing
that safety and cleanliness count for a lot. Make small changes that make the
most of safety features and a clean look. These will increase your value enormously.
6. Having only one bath. Add one if you can. It will make a HUGE difference.
7. Not keeping your time frame in mind. Only spend the big bucks if you have to
(i.e. if the roof is falling in) or if you plan on staying in the home more than
Good Luck on Your Project!
Time for our quiz! And
remember to keep your priorities.
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