If you’re thinking of selling your home, (1) there’s no better time and (2) there are tons of upgrades you can make to get the highest offer possible. But which ones are truly worth the time, money and headaches involved? That’s where things get fuzzy.
Typically, you’ll hear that a pool isn’t a great investment, but that can depend on where you live. “In the Midwest, you can’t use a pool for the majority of the year, so you get a much smaller return than in, say, Southern California,” explains Liz Young, CEO and co-founder of Realm, a service that analyzes a home’s features, finding ways to maximize its value. “In that area, a fire pit may make more sense.”
That said, there are a few projects that seem to result in a high ROI nationwide. Here are the top five to consider before putting up that “for sale” sign.