Are you thinking about remodeling but aren’t sure if it will pay off when it comes time to sell? According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, the majority of room remodels and additions may only recoup up to 80 percent of the cost. Since time and money are both something prospective sellers are cautious about wasting, DBL Real Estate put together the following list of practical ways to attract buyers and increase resale value without changing your home’s footprint.
The term “curb” appeal came from real estate sales and home designs. Buyers for years have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb. Before text messaging and smartphones, a buyer would get a phone call or fax from their agent about a new listing. The initial drive-by would usually determine whether or not they would want to go for an actual showing.