If you’re thinking about making major changes to your home before you sell it, whether you’re selling a house in Valrico, a condo in Brandon, or a home anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, you’re not alone. People consider making upgrades to their kitchens, bathrooms, vinyl siding, and even landscaping in hopes that it’ll help them sell faster (and at a better price).
But not all home improvements pay off in the same ways, which means it’s always best to talk to your Tampa Bay Realtor® before you make any major investments.
With that said, though, should you turn your attic into a bedroom before you list your home for sale?
Should You Turn Your Attic Into a Bedroom Before You Sell Your Home in Tampa Bay?
Turning an attic into a bedroom is expensive. The national average cost is $39,100, but that includes low-end and high-end markets. The average return-on-investment is 93.5 percent, which means you’re really going to need to weigh the pros and cons after talking to your agent.
Another thing you’ll need to consider: Whether your HVAC system can handle another room in the house. If not, you’ll end up springing for another unit or buying a solar-powered attic fan.
Ultimately, it’s your decision whether you should turn your attic into an extra bedroom. Buyers like having more space, but talk to your Realtor about what’s right in your market. Things can change based on what neighborhood you’re in, how close you are to the expressway, and a million other factors… so it’s best to consult your agent before you pour $40,000 into a home you’re about to sell.
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