There are four renovations you should avoid making on your home if you plan on selling it.
Home renovations are a common way for sellers to add value to their property once they’ve decided to sell it. Not all renovations give back the same dollar amount that you put into it, though, and some have a knack of turning off potential buyers. If you’re selling your home and are planning on doing some renovations, here are four that you should avoid:
- Wallpaper. It may look pretty to you, but all a buyer is going to see is the extra work they would have to do tearing it down and replacing it with something else.
- Too much carpet. Depending on the price range, most buyers are typically more attracted to laminate or hardwood floors. Instead of adding more carpeting, it might be a good idea to set aside an allowance for a future flooring expense.
- Bold, bright paint colors. As with wallpaper, just because something looks pretty to you doesn’t mean it will to everyone else. Most buyers prefer to move into a neutral-colored home that they can fix up easily and make their own.
- Pools and hot tubs. Here in Coeur d’Alene, these things are only really usable for two months out of the year. Buyers don’t want the added expense of a pool that they’ll only be able to use sparingly.
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