Q: Should you update your house before you sell it?

A: Ask a professional.

In today’s sellers’ market, updates and renovations may not be as necessary to make your house stand out. That’s because buyers have limited options and may be more willing to take on repairs themselves.

“…nearly two-in-five potential homebuyers would consider purchasing a home requiring renovations.” -Freddie Mac

Some upgrades have a better impact on sales price than others. Here is the latest data on cost recovery for home remodeling projects:

I can look at your home and decide what upgrades would be the best investment and what repairs are necessary in order to get your house market-ready. Some renovations might not be worth the headache or added expense. I understand what buyers are looking for and what they are willing to overlook in this market, and I can find the best features in your home to highlight in marketing the listing. Staging is an art, and with my help, your home can be in selling shape sooner and easier.