Costa Mesa Real Estate Sellers- Remodeling Advice
Spring, has almost sprung, and that’s when our Costa Mesa real estate market usually gets moving. I say usually because inventory levels barely have a hearbeat(!) and are lower than they have ever been. But back to the matter at hand- how do you get the most money for your home when you go to sell it.
There are lots of things that I can do to a Costa Mesa real estate home that will spruce it up for market, but it’s the upgrades and remodeling that really add money to the bottom line.
What adds the most? At the right is an infographic that spells out what gives you the most bang for your buck on home improvement projects. Mind you, this is a California wide sample. What works in Sacramento doesn’t always work in Costa Mesa, but generally the trends are the same. Following national trends on HGTV is ok, but every market is local.
what home improvements add value
What are the top requests in Costa Mesa from actual buyers? In order, here’s the most important improvements to make:
1. Updated/Remodeled Kitchen
2. Open Living Space
3. Remodeled Bathrooms
4. Vinyl Windows
5. Large Master Bedroom/Master Suite
Those are the recurring top 5. Those come up over and over in Costa Mesa when I am working with buyers. Generally, if you are going to sell, and there are major/pricey improvements you have not made, it can be wise to attend to those things prior to sale. Do you badly need a new roof? New paint? New carpet? Do the tings that are easy to tackle so it doesn’t seem like your home needs lots and lots of improvments. Buyers seldomly want to replace a roof or put new windows in. They do it because they have to, not because they really want to.
Need help or ideas with your home improvements? I often consult with people prior to their making updates on what would be smart. I’m always available, feel free to call or connect with me. Colin Delaney 714-743-9882 or E-mail me.