But many of the upgrades to make a home contemporary are smaller items one can do a few every year, once all the basics are new or newer like windows, roof, furnace a/c etc.
Then we go to new appliances, possibly hardwood floors refinished or put in....
And paint and decorate your home neutral and what is in so to speak.....
Hope this helps...
I've had potential sellers here in South Florida add expensive upgrades ahead of improvements they could have made that would have had a far better effect on the property's value. Example: although a positive improvement, I wouldn't add accordian hurricane shutters to a property that needed an updated kitchen and/or bathroom.
As part of our service, we are happy to visit a seller's home before they put it on the market to evaluate what and where to spend their money, in order to get the best possible price. Sometimes, it's just little things that make a big difference. Bathroom lighting for example: dated mirrors and lighting for a bathroom can be replaced easily and very inexpensively with some super nice fixtures from Lowes or Home Depot. Here in nearby Davie we have an IKEA store which is really worth a visit, just to get ideas of what you can do.
I hope this helped a little.
If we can help further with the sale of your home, don't hesitate to contact me.
Best of luck,
Villa G Realty, Inc.