If you’re wondering what kinds of improvements you can make to your home before you put it on the Tampa Bay real estate market, you’re 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 makes sense to want the best possible price for it.
People who are thinking about upgrades and improvements often wonder about:
- 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
The bottom line is that you should talk to your Tampa Bay Realtor® before you start kicking out money for big improvements. You need to know that different markets have different responses to different upgrades (could we say ‘different’ just one more time?), which means that what works in the neighborhood next to yours may have the opposite effect if you try to pull it off (or vice-versa).
With all that said, though, should you replace the windows in your home before you list it on the Tampa Bay real estate market?
Should You Replace the Windows in Your Home Before You Sell It?
The average cost to replace ten 3-foot-by-5-foot windows across the nation is about $9,700. The return-on-investment is about 90 percent, on average.
That means if you spend $10,000 on windows, you’ll see $9,000 of it come back when you sell. But that’s a pretty substantial amount of money—and it may not be a good idea to make this kind of upgrade (which is another reason it’s so important to talk to your real estate agent before you start pouring cash into the home you’re going to sell).
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