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Should You Upgrade or Repair Your 30A Home Before Selling?

From 2017 to 2019, American homeowners spent over five hundred billion dollars on home improvements. Many people pour money into their homes so they can better enjoy their living space.

However, if you’re thinking about selling your 30A home, you might be debating whether it is worth the effort to make upgrades or repairs. The answer is yes, as the value of your home increases when you do; however, that doesn’t help you decide which improvements to make.

Here you can learn about approaching the home improvement process in preparation of listing your property.

Check Out The Competition

Contractors are building new homes every day in this area of the Emerald Coast, so you want to make sure yours is competitive with newer construction. Some research into new construction trends and what buyers seek from 30A rental homes can help you determine where to focus your renovation energies.

Determine What Changes Your 30A Home Needs

Approach this project with a list of needs and wants. Walk your home and write down the improvements your home actually needs. Once you itemize what needs replacing or refurbishing, you can calculate costs and start formulating a project timeline and budget. Include both minor upgrades, like paint touch-ups, and larger projects, like replacing outdated appliances and updating fixtures and lighting.

Upgrades are not always necessary, but they can add value to your home. Repairs, on the other hand, are necessary because they could decrease your home’s value if left unchecked.

Remember that most people aren’t looking for the most extravagant upgrades when buying a house, but they do want to see that a home is in good condition and won’t require repairs right away.

Get a Home Inspection

There are possibly issues with your home that you cannot identify or fix without a professional’s help. These are typically major repairs, like roofing and structural problems. It’s possible a home inspection will be required before closing on your house sale, so proactively inspecting the home will give a head start on make necessary improvements.

You may also reach out to your real estate agent for ideas about changes to make before listing your house. Leaning on market trends, a real estate agent can tell you what a return on investment looks like for homes selling on 30A. With this information you can determine which rooms or areas of your home to prioritize.

Make Your Listing a Dream House

While it is a project to identify all the things that could use changing, a potential increase in resale value makes the project worthwhile. Now that you know what you need to do before selling your 30A home, you can start the process today.

If you’re looking for a trusted advisor to list your market-ready home or you’re ready to look for a new home, reach out to us. We look forward to helping you buy and sell on 30A and the Emerald Coast.