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What 4 Home Investments Will Bring You the Best Return When You List?

Maynard Wagner

Maynard Wagner leads the team with over 17 years experience serving the greater Seattle and Eastside areas. Maynard has made Washington his home for o.

Maynard Wagner leads the team with over 17 years experience serving the greater Seattle and Eastside areas. Maynard has made Washington his home for o.

Jul 24 2 minutes read

There are four key investments you can make to your home before putting it on the market that will help it sell quickly and for top dollar

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Everyone knows our Seattle market is hot. Demand is high, supply is low, and bidding wars are common among buyers. In other words, there’s no better time to sell your home.

That being said, buyers are still pretty finicky, and we’re still seeing some homes sit on the market while others sell quickly. Here are four key investments you can make to your home before putting it on the market that will help it sell quickly and give you a return of tens of thousands of dollars.

1. Fresh paint. A $1,000 to $2,000 investment in interior paint can bring you a return of $10,000 or more.

2. New appliances. We find that buyers today don’t want to shop for new appliances—they want to see them already in the home, and they will pay a premium for that convenience. Stainless steel is much preferred in this regard if it matches the interior of your home, especially the kitchen.

These tasks will give you a great return on your investment


3. Hardwood floors (or at a minimum, new carpet). Health and hygiene are at the forefront of most buyers’ minds, and most of them prefer hardwood floors.

4. Landscaping. A minimal investment in yard cleanup and fresh landscaping can bring a bigger return on your investment and create great curb appeal.

These tasks don’t require a lot of time or money, and we guarantee that they will give you a great return on your investment.

If you have any other questions about how you can improve your home before putting it on the market or you have any other real estate needs, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email. We’d be glad to help you.

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