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.

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$275,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
Lindsysp #2
960 Taft Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$289,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
746
SQFT
Piedmont Crest #106
1055 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$265,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
804
SQFT
The Gaither #12
301 10th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$324,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
833
SQFT
Wilburn House #203
266 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$299,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
736
SQFT
Wilburn House #105
266 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,182
SQFT
Parkgate Midtown #101
1072 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,028
SQFT
987 Myrtle Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,403
SQFT
983 Myrtle Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$235,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
907
SQFT
Piedmont Park West Lofts #303
1029 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$225,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
907
SQFT
Piedmont Park West Lofts #403
1029 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,185
SQFT
Piedmont Park West #302
1029 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$334,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
989
SQFT
Luxe #1701
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$520,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,329
SQFT
Luxe #1508
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Open House 12/08 at 2PM
$675,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,732
SQFT
Luxe #1102
222 12th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
$465,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,424
SQFT
Lofts At The Park Ii #301
1058 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$337,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
Parc Vue #1102
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$264,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
860
SQFT
Parc Vue #809
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$243,500
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
780
SQFT
Parc Vue #505
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 days online
$260,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
765
SQFT
Parc Vue #506
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$245,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
850
SQFT
Parc Vue #307
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$399,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,125
SQFT
Parc Vue #501
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$545,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,653
SQFT
199 12th Street #7
199 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$699,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,268
SQFT
199 12th Street #9
199 12th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$347,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
980
SQFT
Lofts At The Park #205
206 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,732
SQFT
Luxe Condo #1103
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$182,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
555
SQFT
Midtown On 8 Th #2
317 8th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$259,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
Stanford Court #A2
343 8th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1056 Dickson Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$189,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
760
SQFT
Glendale Terrace #B1
885 Glendale Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$175,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
436
SQFT
Park View Condos #11
272 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,785,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,592
SQFT
900 Penn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$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
$399,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,146
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #2507
195 14th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$219,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
627
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #901
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - yesterday
$389,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,146
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #1507
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$240,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
755
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #712
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$500,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,345
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #1602
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$269,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
750
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #1806
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$394,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,234
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #2805
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$265,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
805
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #403
199 14st Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$165,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
520
SQFT
916 Myrtle #2
916 Myrtle Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$969,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
0.2296
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
899 Charles Allen Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Midtown Subdivision
$309,850
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,054
SQFT
Park Central #1028
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$240,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
723
SQFT
Park Central #1008
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$369,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,169
SQFT
Park Central #423
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$359,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,161
SQFT
Park Central #604
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,944
SQFT
877 Penn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,261
SQFT
1031 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
0 Subdivision
$230,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
893
SQFT
Ansley Arms #301
1230 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,523
SQFT
848 Durant Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Midtown Subdivision
$1,599,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,289
SQFT
1065 Midtown #3302
1065 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,380,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,289
SQFT
1065 Midtown Loews #3005
1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,369,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,289
SQFT
1065 Midtown Loews #2805
1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$234,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
715
SQFT
Tuscany #2223
955 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 4 days ago
$244,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
693
SQFT
Tuscany #2317
955 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$250,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
821
SQFT
Tuscany #2228
955 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$275,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,031
SQFT
Tuscany #3125
955 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309