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The time has come; maybe you got a new job in a different state, became an empty nester, perhaps you’re pregnant with twins and need a bigger home. Whatever the reason might be, it’s time to sell your home! And, of course, you want to sell it for top dollar! Here are some improvements that can help you get the best ROI on your home.

Interior ROI

For many people, the kitchen is the number one important room in the house, making it a great candidate to focus on for upgrades before selling. Improving the kitchen can be as easy as upgrading to matching appliances with newer technology, painting the cabinets, or updating the backsplash with a fun tile pattern. For those with a longer timeline or bigger budget, replacing the counters with something a sought after material like granite or quartz can result in a higher ROI.

Exterior ROI

Curb appeal can also be important when it comes to selling a home. According to a Virginia Tech study, a fresh coat of exterior paint and light landscaping can help increase a home’s perceived value by %15. Landscaping can be as little as using fresh mulch in a color that is complementary to the home color or installing new flowering plants. Adding solar lights to a garden or along the pathway to the front door is another excellent option for updating your curb appeal.

Other projects that can result in a high ROI include replacing the front door, replacing the garage door, and updating the windows, which can also help with insulation.

Are you thinking about selling your home and looking to get the best ROI? ROOM Real Estate can offer a 0% interest loan for cosmetic upgrades on your home to increase the value, therefore increasing the listing price. We also have a team of individuals that manage the projects on your behalf—allowing you to sit back and relax. Check out this before and after video of one of our listings. This home was initially valued at $1,200,000 before the owner invested $20,000 via our concierge loan. The house was updated with a fresh coat of exterior paint as well as an update on the fence and was then listed at $1,250,000. The home ended up selling for $150,000.00 over the asking price.

The Madani team and ROOM Real Estate have been helping home buyers and sellers in Santa Cruz County for almost two decades. Equipped with a large team of dedicated agents and staff, ROOM Real Estate works tirelessly to help its clients accomplish their real estate goals. We are here for you; and all of your real estate-related needs.

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