Home Improvements

to Maximize Your Return at Sale


These improvements show an investment return at sale from negative 35 percent to positive 642 percent.

The table is from two sources: (1) "Prepare to Sell" study by HomeGain®, and (2) "Cost vs. Value" study by the National Association of Realtors®. Data is from a poll of real estate agents active in the southeastern United States and Greater Tampa area.

Home Improvement Typical Cost    Gain in Value    Gain or Loss at Sale
       
Lighten and brighten $134 $901 +642%
Clean and de-clutter $306 $2130 +595%
Landscape front/back yards $420 $1537 +258%
Repair electrical or plumbing problems    $337 $928 +152%
Stage home for sale $1851 $2882 +66%
Paint interior walls $1555 $2430 +52%
Repair damaged flooring $1700 $2402 +39%
Paint exterior walls $2189 $3020 +32%
Replace or shampoo carpeting $2728 $3478 +24%
Bathroom Remodel $8,275 $8,655 +5%
Major Kitchen Remodel $39,301 $39,750 +1%
Master Suite Addition $59,387 $58,800 -1%
Roof Shingle Replacement $11,401 $10,600 -7%
Deck Addition $6,836 $5,960 -13%
Sunroom Addition $30,535 $22,600 -26%
Family Room Addition $52,168 $38,000 -27%
Window Replacement $9,357 $6,065 -35%

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