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

If you don't have a headboard, get one, as it creates a simple yet sophisticated look. Remove any furniture from the room that does not go with the main pieces. Adding a tall, potted plant is always a nice finish.

RENOVATING YOUR BASEMENT AND A EMENT AND ATTIC

Renovating your basement and attic will offer a decent ROI and will allow you to sell your home for more! Buyers love to see basements and attics that are put to good use and will pay for the privilege of not having to undertake those projects themselves. Though the cost of renovating and remodelling your basement may be in the tens of thousands, the ROI is in a solid 70%, which means that the work and money put into getting the basement ready before your open house or viewings will be worth it when it's time to close the deal. If you're concerned about your ROI, go with a renovation that will be perfect for appeal and general useā€”for example, an extra bedroom, a home office, or even a playroom for kids. It's better to stick to a general category of use during the renovation period, just so you can get an idea of how you're going to stage it, what colour of paint you will use, etc. A walk-out basement is also a nice touch, especially if it connects to the backyard. This will give potential buyers the option to rent out their new basement to tenants should they choose to do so, which is something that some people look for when it comes to buying a home. However, if your basement does not have a walk- out already, it is not a good idea to install one if ROI is your main focus. It can be very costly. Inspect the staircase that connects the basement to the rest of the house to see whether it needs repairs. Your real estate agent can help you find the connections you need to make your basement

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