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March 17, 2021

Like most homeowners, when it’s time to sell your house, you want to maximize your return on investment (ROI). 

You paid good money for that house, and rather than selling it at a loss, you want to make as much profit off of it as you can. These five home improvement tips will help you maximize that return on your investment and get as much cash as possible when selling a house in Utah.

  1. Landscaping Pays Off

There’s something to be said about curb appeal. And even if your home itself isn’t a beauty, beautiful landscaping can go a long way in improving the overall appearance of your property. The ROI on landscaping when it comes time to sell your house can be as much as 150%, but use caution and don’t go overboard. You’re not trying to recreate the Royal Botanic Gardens, after all. Keep it simple with a well-maintained yard, a garden area if you have room for it, and some trees, shrubs, and flowers. 

  1. Update the Front Door

Speaking of curb appeal, the front door says a lot about your house. A quick coat of paint is an inexpensive way to update it, and you’ll see that money back (and then some) when you sell. Even better, replace the door altogether with a modern natural wood door, and your home value will reflect the improvement.

  1. Keep the Bathroom Upgrades Simple

It might be tempting to remodel your bathroom to create a heavenly spa scene, but that’s not the best way to maximize your return on investment. Go ahead and upgrade the bathroom, but keep it clean, simple, and classic. Smaller upgrades have a much higher ROI than significant remodels do. 

  1. Don’t Get Too Trendy

It’s important to remember that what’s trending now won’t always be. Trends can come and go quickly. Remember the single red accent walls of 1999? They didn’t stick around for long. When you’re working on your home improvement projects, stick to timeless colors and trends that will never go out of style. White and grey are always safe bets!

  1. Avoid Over-Upgrading For Your Area

When you’re doing home improvement projects, it’s easy to get carried away with the upgrades. Many upgrades will pay off, but not all will, and it’s essential to be aware of the area you live in. If your home is located in a neighborhood full of starter homes full of young families and single adults, you probably shouldn’t be investing in a full sauna or a home theater. Keep the upgrades simple yet comparable to homes in your neighborhood to get the most bang for your buck.

HoneyHomb is Here

You want to maximize your return on investment when it comes to selling your house, and HoneyHomb that’s our goal too. That’s why we’re here to provide you with the simplest and most effective way to sell your house, all while saving you the thousands of dollars you would have spent on realtor commissions and fees. Sell your home the HoneyHomb way. Contact us today! We serve clients in Sandy, Utah, and the neighboring cities along the Wasatch Front.

 


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