Part 2 â€“ HomeGainâ€™s Fall 2007 Home Sale Maximizerâ„˘ Survey
In part 1, I disclosed six of the top 10 most recommended home improvements (by real estate agents). Now here are the top four!
1. Clean and de-clutter
2. Lighten and brighten
3. Stage home for sale
4. Landscape front/back yards
In each of the four regions, West, East, South and Mid-West, all real estate agents agreed that cleaning and de-cluttering was the most valuable action in getting a home into â€śhome selling condition.â€ť
At a minimal cost of a couple hundred dollars, ROI of cleaning and de-cluttering your home may skyrocket into a high average of 578%. This is added home value in the range of $1,500-$2,000. The highest return on investment was in the West (837%).
Professional home staging came in second place in the South and Mid-West. On a national level, agents reported that home staging costs between $400 and $600 on average, potentially resulting in a $1,900 to $2,500 increase to the homeâ€™s selling price, and making the return on investment over 340%. Continue reading this post