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Which home update will give you the most return when you sell your home?

Asked by Trulia San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Tue Jan 29, 2013

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Rob Regan & Ciara Piron’s answer
Paint and staging - they are far cheaper than remodeling, and will provide the most bang for the buck. The stager will often have other suggestions depending on your home - maybe your light fixtures need updating, or your floors refinished, etc. If you're going to go beyond that and remodel then focus on your kitchen and/or bathrooms.
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Kitchens and baths are always the best bet. Others to consider are deck, siding, and flooring.

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Buyers I work with seem to LOVE new KITCHENS, BATHS, and HARD WOOD FLOORS!!!!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Modern kitchens and baths are important to most people. There are some things you can do to each to give them a newer fresher look for a sale that do not cost alot of money. Staging and painting are the best things to do in terms of not spending a lot of money and getting a better rate of return.

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Kitchens and baths with custom colors thru out the home. My sellers receive consulatin from a professional person.
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Kitchens and baths are among the most important things that should be updated! Fresh paint, as well as some added curb appeal always helps, as well.
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Good grief. You tell em Alina.... upgrades, upgrades, upgrades. Let us see now. the update that would get you the most return when you sell your home would be the one that occurred when you upgraded your home. As an aside...... hello Alina.
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Hi Greg! Good point!
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I believe we re talking about the updates and upgrades here.

When talking about home projects before selling a property, there are so many things to consider.

Here is a good article with a list of improvements and a ROI calculation on http://www.thisoldhouse.com:


Ultimately, everybody should consider the city and neighborhood they live in, because the remodeling/improvement has to be consistent with the type of home a buyer expects to find there and the buyer's economic power. Also, I would refer to recent sales in the neighborhood and the condition of those properties.


Alina Aeby-Broker Associate
Pacific Union International
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