Cheapest DIY Home Improvement Tips that Add Most Value to Re-sale

Thinking of Selling your Home Soon and Want to get a little Extra Money with out a Large Investment?

There are still people flipping houses in this down market, but there still are a few things you can do to your home to help up the resell value.  You have to be careful in this economy to not spend much money trying to add value to your home, because many things will not pan out to add more value than cost.

However, there are a few tips that seem to add value to nearly every home that you may be looking at buying and selling.  There is new research indicating some of the most profitable DIY Home Improvement Projects for your Home.

This article states some interesting findings:

“The results from HomeGain’s annual 2012 D-I-Y Home Improvements for Sellers spiked a few myths about what improvements pay off in marketing homes today. Nearly 500 real estate agents nationwide participated in the survey to determine the top 10 low cost, do-it-yourself home improvements for people getting their home ready to sell.

Cleaning and de-cluttering continues to rank as the top suggested home improvement (since the survey was originally conducted in 2003). This low cost home improvement is recommended by 99 percent of real estate professionals. The average recommended cost is $402 with a returning value of just over $2,000 to the home’s sale price, or a 403 percent return.”

4 thoughts on “Cheapest DIY Home Improvement Tips that Add Most Value to Re-sale

  1. Clean, de-clutter and decocrate are the three basic things you can do to improve your home. If you have time then re-tilng certain small areas in the house can make a big difference, for example around the bathroom wash basin or around a kitchen hob. If you have an old front door, re-painting or replacing it can make a big impact because first impressions are key to re-selling.

  2. The first part of costing for home renovations is to make a detailed plan of what you would like to do. This can include things like technical style drawings depicting measurements of height and area that your renovation may cover and also simple things like plug sockets and fuse boxes. Once you have this you can then ask your contractors to give you a quote. Do not take the first offer do shop around even if you prefer the original contractor, if you have other quotes you are in a stronger position to batter their price down. There is even home improvement software available for you to try.

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