Q: I’m thinking about selling my house within the next couple of years. What updates can I do now, that will get me the best return when I sell it?
A: The #1 update that will usually get you the best return is the Kitchen. This would include things like matching stainless steel appliances & updated counter tops and flooring. Replacing cabinets can be costly, so sometimes just re-staining them or painting them and adding new hardware will do the trick. I’d suggest you splurge a little on the faucet and lighting though. #2 is probably a toss up between curb appeal & the bathroom. First impressions are huge and if the outside looks inviting, it will definitely get you more buyers wanting to schedule tours. However, the bathroom MUST look VERY clean. So sometimes a new tub surround is needed. Updated lighting fixtures and faucets are important in here too. And #3 is smart-home options, or anything that can make your home more energy efficient. Smart-home options are things like, being able to adjust your thermostat with your smart phone… or unlock your front door via Bluetooth. Energy efficient items would be things like dual flush toilets for water conservation or tankless water heaters. Feel free to contact me with any further questions!