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If you decide to tackle projects before you list, consider the following.


Essential upgrades

Mechanical systems (e.g., HVAC, water heaters) that are outdated or in disrepair should be replaced or repaired. Pertinent structural damage (e.g., roof, foundation) should also be addressed.


Avoid dark, bold solids that may be off-putting to buyers. Neutral tones will appeal to a wider audience.


Mow your lawn. Pull weeds.  Trim overgrown foliage and clear away dead brush. Invest in fresh grass and mulch, as well as new flowers and shrubbery.


Significant renovations

Remodeling isn’t as easy as it looks on TV, and it typically doesn’t add to the resale value.  Many renovations net 40 – 50% ROI.

New floors

New floors provide ROI, but unless there are structural or staining issues, it’s better to leave this mostly aesthetic decision to the new owner.  Have your floors professionally cleaned.

Uncommon upgrades

Keep the property in line with comparable area homes rather than try to differentiate with offbeat additions. There’s no need to install exotic hardwood flooring if other area homes feature laminate.

According to Freddie Mac, nearly two-in-five potential homebuyers would consider purchasing a home requiring renovations.

A Moon Township Real Estate Agent can help you:

Weigh the pros and cons of the cost of waiting as repairs are completed.

Decide what you need to prioritze based on your home’s condition.

Understand what buyers are looking for in your area.

Highlight any upgrades you’ve already made by calling them out in your listing.


In today’s market, some renovations may not be worth the headache or added expense.  If you live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area or surrounding Western Pennsylvania neighborhoods and thinking about selling your house, call your favorite Moon Township Realtor, the Diane McConaghy Team at REMAX Select Realty.  We can provide expert advice that’s customized to your specific home and area.


The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. The Diane McConaghy Team does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. The Diane McConaghy Team will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the information or opinions contained herein.
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