When it comes to repairing and renovating your home, you need to eliminate emotion from the equation. Think in cold, hard cash. Yes, this is your home now. You’ve spent a lot of time building it up in ways only you would understand. But now, the time has come to sell. The few repairs and renovations you make moving forward should be an investment. They should ensure a return.
Garage Door Replacement
If your home has an attached garage, a functional door is a must-have for a buyer. A good-looking garage door may cost around $3,600. On average, the improvement will net you a resale value of around $3,500 and some change. That’s around a 97% return—not bad at all.
You get one shot at a good first impression. The first thing a buyer will see is your front yard and the exterior of the home. If you want the most bang for your buck, consider exterior enhancements first.
These renovations won’t cost you an arm and a leg, though. You can paint the front door for less than $200, for example. Around the yard, consider refreshing the mulch, trimming shrubs, and planting colorful flowers.
Speaking of the front door, replacing the entry door with a new, steel model could be the change you need. On average, a new steel entry door costs around $1,800. You can then recoup up to 75% of that cost during the sale. Most of the time, these doors are factory finished and painted to suit your needs, saving you both time and money.