Improving too much
One of the first resources realtors use to determine the value of your home is the neighborhood you live in and the homes in it. “If you improve your home too much, in any area, you may price your home outside of the neighborhood you live in,” warns Ryan Fitzgerald, owner/broker of Uphomes. A large or expensive remodel that doesn’t make sense in your neighborhood won’t match up with the price per square foot with neighboring homes. “You may find you’re priced well outside the neighborhood price range,” says Fitzgerald. Check out these 12 budget-friendly upgrades that will add value to your home.
Design and fixtures
A farmhouse style kitchen tricked out with fixtures, shiplap, and subway tile may be your design dream come true, but if the rest of the house has gold fixtures and shag carpet, it’s a home upgrade that doesn’t add value. “If you go from modern brushed nickel fixtures in one room and then walk into a room full of gold fixtures, your home is going to feel inconsistent to the buyers. Keep your fixtures and designs consistent,” suggests Fitzgerald.