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4 Upgrades That Won’t Add Value To Your Home

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Some will add definite value to your home, while you may not recoup the full costs of others. Check out these common upgrades that may cost more than they’re worth.

Putting In A Pool

Depending on the neighborhood you reside in, the costs and routine maintenance may keep buyers from paying top dollar for your home (think communities with many certain-season visitors, second homes, or 55+ communities). Also, safety concerns for young children may play a role in a buyer’s decision.

Highly Custom Design Decisions pattern

Keep upgrades fairly neutral, as no one wants to rip out something that’s been recently renovated because it’s not their style.

 

Permanent Bedroom Conversions

Combining two bedrooms to make a mega-closet may be a good idea for your lifestyle today, but going from a three to a two-bedroom house can hurt the value when you are ready to sell.

Incremental Square Footage Gains

Big changes, like converting a basement, can be a good decision. But smaller additions may create an awkward floor plan and cost more then the added value.

Want to know which upgrades will make your property the most marketable? Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

844-400-6040 or TucsonPowerGroup@gmail.com

What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Good Information Series: 5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs, 5 Fixes To Make (Or Not) Before Listing, 5 Things Neighbors’ Houses Can Tell You About Your Own, 4 Do’s And Don’ts Of Home Staging

4 Do’s And Don’ts Of Home Staging

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Don’t Use Beat-Up Or Ugly Furnishings

Great staging, either DIY or by a professional, includes choosing furniture that shows the room in the best light. And you don’t need to buy new to upgrade. A few hundred dollars on Craigslist can be money well spent.

leopardDon’t Create Distracting Themes Or Decor

Again, focus on your home, not your things. Think neutral, neutral, neutral.  You want the buyer to be able to picture themselves (and their things) in the home, not bet distracted by the jungle theme.

Do Keep Your Home Clean And Clutter Free

You want people to focus on your house, not your things.

Do Keep Things Consistent

You want your home’s story to be that it looked well put together and comfortable, not that it has one or two spaces that left a bad impression.

As always, if you need advice about home staging, talk to your REALTOR®.

Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

844-400-6040 or TucsonPowerGroup@gmail.com

What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Good Information Series: 5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs, 5 Fixes To Make (Or Not) Before Listing, 5 Things Neighbors’ Houses Can Tell You About Your Own

5 Things Neighbors’ Houses Can Tell You About Your Own

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Are there 10 other homes of a similar size, with similar features from the same year for sale in your neighborhood? Then prep yourself to price competitively – or risk your home  potentially sitting on the market for longer than you like. But if your home is the only one of its kind, you may move quickly!

What Buyers Want

See what amenities are getting top dollar. If you have them, make them a key part of your marketing.  This is another instance where having a good REALTOR® on your side is key.

Asking Prices vs. Reality

The listing price is just that – a listing price. See what homes are actually selling for to better set your expectations.

The Temperature Of The Market

forsalesignwithcobwebsHow long are houses in your neighborhood sitting on the market? Days On Market stats will help you to refine your market price.

Your REALTOR® can help you understand when you are priced outside of the market, and what adjustments to make.

What Not To Do

Find homes near you that aren’t selling, then figure out why. See what missteps neighbors may have made in their homes or their listing strategy, and make sure to avoid them!

Want to know what your home is worth in today’s market? Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

844-400-6040 or TucsonPowerGroup@gmail.com

What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Good Information Series:5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs, 5 Fixes To Make (Or Not) Before Listing

5 Fixes To Make (Or Not) Before Listing

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There are a few things to consider, however, as you walk through your home with your agent during your listing consultation.

Paint

Fix this! There’s no accounting for the massive upgrade a fresh coat of paint can bring!

Energy Efficient Windows

Don’t fix! While adding new windows can be a major selling point, it’s also a project that can quickly snowball in time and cost.

Minor Kitchen Issues

Fix this! Things like plumbing leaks should be fixed, and small updates like switching out light fixtures can make a big difference.

Major Kitchen Upgrades

Don’t fix! Unless there are major structural issues, most new buyers would prefer to do something suited to their own taste and needs.

Floors

Fix this! From fixing scratched wooden floors, to replacing cracked tile, to cleaning dirty carpet, a little money spent on sprucing up floors can be well worth the investment.

Once you have determined which things in your home should be fixed prior to listing, get bids from more than one vendor, and choose the vendor with whom you feel most comfortable. If you are unsure where to start, ask your agent for vendor recommendations. We at Tucson Power Group maintain an extensive vendor list, and we hold our vendors to a high standard.

Want to know which updates will make your property the most marketable? Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

844-400-6040 or TucsonPowerGroup@gmail.com

What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Good Information Series: 5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs

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