After months of browsing Zillow porn, you’ve finally decided to sell your home. At first, you were excited—after all, it’s a seller’s market, and you’ve binged enough Selling Sunset episodes to know that you have to spend money to make money. But, after a deflating visit from a home appraiser, you’ve realized that your home’s value could use a serious boost.
Luckily, this is a problem with an easy solution. According to Realm, a free and unbiased data source for homeowners, there are three projects for high return in the winter months: adding a new water heater, upgrading your home’s HVAC system and installing new flooring. We know, we know—these projects are far from glamorous. If we had it our way, we’d upgrade our appliances and splurge on moody quartzite countertops. But what if we told you they have a combined ROI of almost 1000%? Suddenly, that rainfall showerhead is taking a backseat. Here’s the deal: