If you’re like many Tampa Bay residents, you’re thinking about whether you should make a few improvements around your home before you put it on the market.
While not all improvements pay off at the closing table, many do—but you should always talk to your Tampa Bay Realtor® about upgrades you’re thinking about making. That’s true whether you’re selling a house in Valrico, a condo in Brandon, or a home anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area.
Before you talk to your agent, though, here’s what you need to know about family room additions.
Should You Add a Family Room to Your House Before You Put It on the Tampa Bay Real Estate Market?
The average cost to add a family room to your home is just over $54,000. That’s no small sum—and the returns may not be as big as you think, either. The average rate of return on a family room addition is 83 percent. Even if you call it a sun room, it may not be what potential buyers in your market are looking for; then you could see your home take longer to sell (or worse, sell for less than you’ve put into it). The key really is to talk to your Realtor to find out what’s working in your area before you make a big investment like this one.
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
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