Many people make minor (and major) upgrades to their homes before listing them on the Tampa Bay real estate market, so if you’re thinking about doing so yourself, you’re definitely not alone. Whether you’re selling a house in Valrico, a condo in Brandon, or a home anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, it may be a good idea to invest a little in your home.
But not all home improvements are created equal—and some have higher returns than others do.
So should you think about adding a home office before you list your home?
Should You Add a Home Office Before You Sell Your House in Tampa Bay?
First things first: Talk to your Tampa Bay Realtor® before you make any major decisions. Adding a home office might be a great idea in one neighborhood but not in another; your agent will know whether it’s a wise choice or whether you should skip it and save your cash for a down payment on your next home.
The average cost of turning an existing room, whether it’s a bedroom or a bonus room, into a home office, is about $13,000. The average return-on-investment is about 72 percent, which many people find a bit surprising.
If you do choose to add a home office to your house before you list it for sale, make sure it’s properly decorated and staged so buyers can envision it the way you intend them to.
Common Upgrades People Make Before Selling Their Homes
People who are thinking about upgrades and improvements often consider:
- Making minor bathroom upgrades
- Doing major bathroom renovations
- Taking care of small kitchen improvements
- Doing major kitchen renovations
- Replacing vinyl siding
- Upgrading existing landscaping
- Adding a deck, porch or patio
- Replacing windows
- Adding a family room
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