If you’re like most people who are selling a house in Valrico, a condo in Brandon, or a home anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, you know it might be a good idea to make a few home improvements. Maybe you’ve even considered remodeling your kitchen so you can ask—and get—a higher price for your home.
But what about your bathroom? Is that an improvement that’s likely to pay off, or is it something that you’re going to wish you hadn’t done?
Should You Make Bathroom Improvements Before You Sell Your Home in Tampa Bay?
The average bathroom remodel costs $10,500. That means you could spend a pretty hefty sum—but the average return-on-investment is pretty big, too, clocking in at 102 percent.
Before you get too excited, make sure you talk to your Tampa Bay Realtor®. He or she will let you know whether you should even bother updating or upgrading your bathroom before you sell; sometimes it’s just not the right choice, and different improvements pay off differently in different markets. (Markets can vary widely, even from one neighborhood to the next, and what works in your subdivision or area might not work in another.)
Common Bathroom Improvements People Make Before Selling
Your Realtor might suggest that you make all, none, or some of these improvements:
- New floors
- New tub or shower
- New toilet
- New sink
- New vanity
- New fixtures
- New lighting scheme
- New tile
You might even be able to simply make cosmetic updates before you sell to maximize your ROI.
The bottom line, though, is to make sure you consult with your agent before you make any major investments in the home you’re about to sell.
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