Best Home Renovations Before Selling

This article discusses the interview the author had with a realtor for the Jones Group in Amherst, MA, Sandy Wentworth.  The author wrote about his learnings from the realtor most especially on home renovations when you consider in selling your house.

Learnings on where to invest so the seller gets more from when the property is sold such as not wanting to over-improve and always pushing for lighter curtains, as it always goes in your favor.

Curb Appeal

“Having a clean, well-landscaped yard or entrance to your home really helps. “

home renovationsRoofs

“Having a newer roof is definitely preferable if you are trying to sell your home.”

Kitchens and Baths

“Kitchens and Baths home renovations are what sell homes” – Do simple upgrades such as replacing worn-out counter-top, painting or adding new hardware to the cabinetry.


As mentioned by the realtor, buyers are looking for houses with basement nowadays but you’d rather have this space empty so the buyer can imagine what they would like to put here.

Carpets and Flooring

If you have carpeting installed, buyers prefer Berber carpet in neutral shades. If you have vinyl installed then consider putting in a tile or stone entryway.

Energy Conservation & Green Upgrades

Improving the heating or hot water system, having insulation put or blown-in could really pay off once you are selling your house.

Final Tips

Based on the realtor, go for small additional upgrades as it can make a big difference. You may consult professionals to get more idea and always have more than one bid! Good luck!