When we interview a seller about listing their home, many want to know what improvements they can make to improve the condition of their home. Ultimately, they want to improve the condition of their home so they can get more. Austin home sellers always surprised when many of the suggestions we make cost little or even no money, like de-cluttering for example. The fact is, these low cost improvements make the most difference to your return on investment.
Improvements that Will Add the Most Value
We knew these low cost tips worked, but until now, had no statistics to back it up. Enter Home Gain. HomeGain.com recently conducted a national survey of Realtors across the country and came up with their Top 10 List of DIY Home Improvements that produce the most return on investment. Plus, they’ve calculated the average cost of these improvements and the average return on investment.
Top 10 DIY Home Improvements that Add Value
|DIY Improvement||Average Cost||Average Price Increase||Average ROI|
|Cleaning and de-cluttering||$290||$1,990||586%|
|Lightening and brightening||$375||$1,550||313%|
|Repair Electrical or Plumbing||$535||$1,505||181%|
|Update Kitchens and Bathrooms||$1,265||$3,435||172%|
|Replacing or Shampooing Carpets||$647||$1,739||169%|
|Painiting Interior Walls||$1,012||$2,112||109%|
|Repair Damaged Floors||$931||$1,924||107%|
|Paint Exterior Home||$1,467||$2,222||51%|
Best DIY Home Improvements that Add Value – Video
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Looking for More Low Cost Tips?
We’ve compiled a list of 88 more low or no cost home selling tips for Austin home sellers. For a free download, check out our list of 88 Ways to Sell Faster and for More.
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