If you’re selling a home in one of Orlando’s premier golf communities, such as Alaqua Country Club, Isleworth Country Club or Sweetwater Golf and Country Club, or anywhere else, you probably know that making a few improvements can net you more cash at the closing table – but you may need to think again.
Three Reasons Not to Make Home Improvements Before You Sell Your Home
Before you spend any money improving your home, talk to your Orlando Realtor® about what’s best – there may be some really valid reasons you should skip the improvements and save that cash for your next down payment, instead.
#1: Not all improvements are really improvements.
Things like new countertops and hardwood floors are improvements… but repairing the roof or replacing the HVAC system don’t count. Those are routine maintenance issues that buyers expect, and while you may need to do those things, you need to know that they’re not likely to raise your home’s selling price.
#2: Not all improvements are created equal.
A major bathroom remodel can cost upwards of $30,000 – and a kitchen remodel can be even more. However, while you’ll likely get a pretty good return on your investment when someone buys, there are sometimes better ways to sell faster and for more money. Talk to your agent about which upgrades and improvements will justify raising your asking price and help you sell your home faster.
#3: Improvements may not be right for your area.
A home in a median-income neighborhood that has top-of-the-line appliances, a gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows can be tough to sell for many reasons. Your home has to “fit” in the neighborhood rather than stick out like a sore thumb, which means going all-out and decking out your home in hopes of attracting a buyer who ordinarily wouldn’t buy in the neighborhood is usually a bad idea. There’s a lot more than interior structure and amenities that go into a home’s price, and location is definitely one of them.
Are You Selling a Home in Orlando?
If you’re selling your home in Orlando, you deserve to work with a real estate agent you can trust to help you sell it quickly and at the right price. Our innovative marketing plans, which we adjust on a case-by-case basis, allow us to market your home to all the right buyers on all the right mediums, so call us at 407-529-4621 today to find out how we can help you get the best possible price for your house.
If you’re also looking for a new home, check out our:
- Homes for sale at Alaqua Country Club
- Houses for sale at Bay Hill Club
- Country Club of Orlando real estate listings
- Real estate listings at Keene’s Pointe Golf Club
- Isleworth Country Club homes for sale
- Homes for sale at Sweetwater Golf and Country Club
- Homes for sale at Heathrow and Legacy Clubs
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