Home Fix Ups
With the right touches, you can sell your home faster and for a higher price. Start by inviting a real estate agent to evaluate the place. Ask for a to-do list to make your house competitive in your neighborhood. The agent will recommend the improvements that he or she thinks will provide the most bang for your buck. For the national average cost and percentage return for 30 home-improvement projects visit www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2016. Before you consider pricier projects, at a minimum plan to declutter, depersonalize, clean and paint. If something-say the roof- is in serious despair, fix it if you can, even if you don’t expect to get your money back. You’ll avoid scaring off buyers or facing a demand for repairs after a home inspection. If you anticipate that a major home system, such as a furnace, is nearing the end of its useful life, pay to have it inspected and serviced.