5 Steps to Sell Your Home at the Highest Price

5 Steps to sell your home at the highest price

5 Steps to sell your home at the highest price

5 Steps to sell your home at the highest Price

Every home seller wants to get the highest price for the sale of their home but how many really know what to do and what not to do to get the most return for their investment? There are many home improvements that can be done. Which home improvements are proven to bring the highest return and which home improvements can be nothing but a money pit? One of the best things to do while getting started is to walk your home inside and out and look at it from the eyes of the buyer. When you pull up in front of your home, does it have great curb appeal? What is the first impression? This is very important to remember because we never get a second chance to make a first impression. Next, walk around the yard and look at the grounds, the plants, flowers and trees. Do they look healthy, green and lively? Is the front and back yard free of debris? What is the condition of the exterior of the home, the light fixtures etc? This is called the observation step of getting a home ready to bring top dollar and it is a very important step when getting started. Now let’s take a look at what has been proven to bring a strong return on investment to fix a property to sell.

The number one item is paint! Having good exterior and interior paint has proven time and time again to bring top dollar upon sale. Buyers want a home that looks clean and presentable and there’s nothing like a good quality paint job to make a home shine. Studies have also shown that a fresh paint job will speed up the time it takes to sell a home.

The number two item is the kitchen! A great kitchen can mean serious profit when selling a home. The kitchen for many buyers is the heart of the home and therefore a very important area to consider. Changing old fixtures, cabinets and flooring can be a good place to start in the kitchen and can make a significant difference in the way a kitchen looks. If one really wants to bring a great return upon sale, a home seller can change the sink, counter tops and the appliances to make the kitchen look like a center piece. This is a great area because a little or a lot of money can be spent upgrading the kitchen. In general, for every $5,000 spent could bring as much as $15,000 in return.

The number three item is useable space! A good home can become great if it is completely functional and has all useable space. Many times the way a home is laid out can be improved by knocking out a dysfunctional wall, adding a bathroom or a bedroom, or turning a previously unusable room into a room that has a purpose. Look around the home to look for areas that fit into this category and figure out how they can be expanded or refurbished to bring extra value.

The number four item is adding an extra bathroom or upgrading bathrooms! This is a very important area of the home being functional, comfortable and convenient. If the home has two bedrooms and one bathroom, adding a second bathroom will add great value. The average cost to remodel a bathroom with all the bells and whistles is on average $11,000. In most cases this will do more than just pay for itself! It will add a much greater value, make the home more saleable and bring more money upon sale. Another selling point for bathrooms is to make sure there is plenty of light or adding a skylight can bring extra value.

The number five item is adding a redwood deck or enclosed patio! This is a great way to improve the look of the home from the outside. This is also a great way to add extra space and make the home more functional. Many people love to be outside when the weather is nice, barbeque and entertain family or friends. The key to this element is to make sure to use quality materials. This is not an area to cut costs.

There are other things that can be done such as making sure the home is clean, the floors are clean, there is no debris or clutter and there are no leaks in the faucets.

$289,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
Lindsy #12
960 Taft Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$308,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
770
SQFT
Wilburn House #107
266 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,125,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
0.075
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
968 Argonne Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,182
SQFT
Park Gate #101
1078 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$262,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
895
SQFT
Piedmont Park West Lofts #104
1029 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,237
SQFT
Piedmont Park West Lofts Condo #201
1029 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$419,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,242
SQFT
Ansley Above The Park #1004
1130 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$549,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
Ansley Above The Park #413
1130 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$639,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,732
SQFT
Luxe #1402
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$795,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,732
SQFT
Luxe #1502
222 12th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$530,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,329
SQFT
Luxe #1508
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$572,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,515
SQFT
Lofts At The Park Ii #303
1058 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$424,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,424
SQFT
Lofts At The Park Ii #201
1058 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - yesterday
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,424
SQFT
Lofts At The Park Ii #301
1058 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$249,887
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
765
SQFT
Parc Vue #603
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 6 days ago
$249,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
780
SQFT
Parc Vue #505
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Open House 08/18 at 2PM
$269,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
860
SQFT
Parc Vue #809
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 days online
$259,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
765
SQFT
Parc Vue #404
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 22 hours online
$279,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
765
SQFT
Parc Vue #103
275 13th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
$262,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
850
SQFT
Parc Vue #307
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,350
SQFT
Parc Vue #211
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$238,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
765
SQFT
Parc Vue #304
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$289,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
Parc Vue #402
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$590,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,653
SQFT
199 12th Street #7
199 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - yesterday
$599,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,824
SQFT
199 12th Street #6
199 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,301
SQFT
972 Myrtle Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$275,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
792
SQFT
Park View #8
272 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
940
SQFT
Lofts At The Park #701
206 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$349,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,038
SQFT
Lofts At The Park #204
206 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,005
SQFT
Luxe #2105
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
Luxe #1806
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,075,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
Luxe #906
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$637,500
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,727
SQFT
Luxe #707
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,732
SQFT
Luxe Condo #1103
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 6 days ago
$189,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
620
SQFT
Midtown On 8th #3
317 8th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$185,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
640
SQFT
Midtown On 8th #6
317 8th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$346,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,082
SQFT
Parkview #23
272 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,749,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,650
SQFT
1204 On The Park #2
1204 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,799,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,650
SQFT
1204 On The Park #3
1204 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - yesterday
$247,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
693
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #1404
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$325,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,055
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #811
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$249,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
750
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #809
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$250,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
750
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #2509
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,007
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #1508
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$230,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
750
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #906
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,103
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #305
199 NE 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 days online
$369,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,161
SQFT
Park Central #604
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$379,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,158
SQFT
Park Central #921
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$319,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,008
SQFT
Park Central #72
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 days online
$300,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,072
SQFT
Park Central #727
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 5 days ago
$234,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
723
SQFT
Park Central #708
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$239,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
Park Central #1512
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$385,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,161
SQFT
Park Central #54
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$379,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,169
SQFT
Park Central #319
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,287
SQFT
877 Penn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
MIDTOWN Subdivision
$509,831
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,502
SQFT
1023 Juniper Lofts #305
1023 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$330,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
930
SQFT
1023 Juniper Lofts #105
1023 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - a week ago
$295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,024
SQFT
Juniper Lofts #104
1023 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$224,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
877
SQFT
Ansley Arms #307
1230 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
858
SQFT
Piedmont Crescent #15
907 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309