4 Home Improvements Sellers Should Consider

by Mina Kuper 11/15/2020

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If you're getting ready to sell your home, then you might suddenly find yourself faced with deciding which home improvements are the best to tackle. Though it can seem like a hassle -- and it's going to cost you some time and money -- the reality is that even a few improvements could be beneficial. You might find that not only does your home sell more quickly than you expect but that the final sale price is above your listing price. 

1. Landscape Your Yard

Your home's exterior is the first thing interested homebuyers see when they show up so make sure the yard is welcoming. In addition to keeping the grass mowed, be sure that any trees and bushes aren't overgrown. Plant some perennials if your yard needs some color or put some in a couple of pots by the front door. 

2. Paint the Interior

Even though painting the interior of your home has one of the lowest costs of all home improvement projects, it also has a high rate of return. About 36 percent of homeowners decide to tackle this project. Be sure to opt for a neutral color though you might need assistance from a professional to determine what that is. It really depends on aspects like the flooring and cabinets, for example. Gray has been trending as a paint color for a number of years so it's a safe choice for interiors. 

3. Replace the Flooring

More than a quarter of home sellers decided to replace the flooring before putting their home on the market. Upgrading to wood or faux woods floors throughout your home has several advantages. It creates a seamless flow from one room to the next. The right kind of wood flooring is also easier to maintain than carpeting. 

If it's too costly to replace all the flooring in your home with wood, then new carpeting can still be a strong selling point. Just make sure that you choose a neutral color. 

4. Update the Bathroom

Did you know that your bathroom can make your house seem outdated? Adding a few new touches such as new cabinets, countertops, fixtures and flooring can breathe fresh life into one of the important rooms of the house. Just make sure to go with a minimalist look to make the room look bigger. 

Opting for any of the four home improvements noted above can really boost your return on your investment. If you aren't sure which project is the best one to tackle, ask a real estate agent. Their objective advice is grounded in the realities of what's selling in your area currently. 

About the Author
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Mina Kuper

As a child growing up in New York City, Mina Kuper had dreams of owning real estate, but never thought she might actually become a respected leader in the real estate industry someday.   You cannot always predict where or when you will discover what you are meant to do in life!  

Mina was taught at an early age that if you want something in life, you have to work for it.  Her parents came from Eastern Europe and had to learn how to excel to help others.  She followed their example, making a point of working hard at everything she did.   

Never wavering in her resolve to become the best version of herself with each career move, she worked her way up from launching a Rental Department in a startup Real Estate office to becoming a successful New York Real Estate Broker. In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles where she became a California Real Estate Agent.    

As her career advanced, Mina found her stride working with multiunit and single-family properties, divorcing couples, trusts, and probate real estate –   In addition, she has earned a Certification in Trust and Probate Real Estate and completed speaking engagements on Negotiation at area law schools.  Her expertise in all these areas has not only set her apart from other agents but has also proven to be a real benefit for her clients.   Mina donates a portion of her proceeds to animals and children causes.  They don’t have a voice but she does.