Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

• Remodel your basement: 63% • Add another story within your home

If you're looking to step your game up in terms of your ROI, the bullet points listed above are the best ways to do it.

DON'T OVERLOOK YOUR ROOF

When selling your home, you want to ensure everything is in working order and excellent condition. Considering that, do not overlook your roof as if it is not the literal roof over your head.

DOES YOUR ROOF NEED TO BE REDONE?

Now that you're paying attention to your roof, you’ll need to figure out what it actually needs. The best way to decide whether you need your roof repaired or replaced before putting it up for sale is to look at the current market. Spend some time on the roof. Have a local service provider take a look to see if roofing issues could raise any problems with potential buyers. Make sure the person doing the inspection takes photos to show you the potential issues and explains what needs to be finished. If the inspection comes back with possible issues regarding your roof, whether minor or major, you need to make a decision. The firm that did the inspection could probably tell you what it would cost to repair it, and may even be qualified to do it. Or, you could bring in a roofing expert to get an estimate. In any event, ensure that you speak with at least three different providers, as the costs tend to vary widely. Once you know the total costs and have estimates in hand, you can then look at your budget to see whether you can afford it. If

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