Phyllis Lerner, a NY realtor and active rain blogger shares this great list, whether you just want to spruce up your home, or are considering selling.
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Simple and affordable do-it-yourself projects can greatly increase a home's resale value. Here are six low-cost projects that just may give you the edge in today's competitive real estate market.
1. Cleaning & Decluttering
Cost up to $200.00 for the average home - projected return on this investment $1,000
Remove your personal items, photos and mementos, declutter countertops and tables, shelves and other display areas, organize closets and put off season clothes abd items into storage, and make your home sparkling clean, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms.
2. Brightening Up
Cost up to $400.00 for the average home - projected return on this investment $2,000
Clean all windows inside and out, remove worn out curtains and blinds and replace them with light sheer panels, update or replace light fixtures, and remove anything that blocks natural light from the windows. Add floor lamps in dark corners.
3. Smart Staging
Cost up to $600.00 for the average home - projected return on this investment $3,000
Rearrange furniture, remove and store large or bulky space robbing pieces, bring in new accessories and more scaled furnishings to enhance rooms and create more open space. Incorporate artwork and play soft music in the background.
4. Landscaping Enhancements
Cost up to $800.00 for the average home - projected return on this investment $4,000
Dial up the home's curb appeal in the front and backyards by adding fresh bark mulch, bushes, and flowers. Trim and/or remove overgrown plantings and trees and make sure the lawn looks well cared for. Install hardscapes in areas unable to support plants.
5. Repairing Electrical & Plumbing
Cost up to $1,000.00 for the average home - projected return on this investment $5,000
Fix leaks under sinks, remove mildew stains, and ensure that all plumbing is in good working condition. Replace worn out fixtures. Update the home's electrical with new wiring for modern appliances, fix or replace any light fixtures and/or outlets that don't work.
6. Replacing or cleaning dirty flooring.
Cost up to $1,200.00 for the average home - projected return on this investment $6,000
Steam-clean dirty carpets, and replace worn out carpets or linoleum. Repair any floor creaks. Clean dirty grout lines in floor tiles, replace broken tiles, and refinish worn hardwood flooring. Remove and replace broken saddles.
Phyllis Lerner, Realtor
Broker / Owner
Westchester County NY - Real Estate Listings, Sales, Rentals & Services
Voted 2010/2011 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine
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Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage