Maximizing ROI: Home Upgrades That Pay Off When Selling

Maximizing Return On Investment (ROI) is the main goal for property investors. It’s especially crucial considering the course of the real estate market lately. Investors are more likely to maximize ROI by conducting major home makeover projects and upgrading the properties they’ve invested in.

You have to spend money to make money and while not every upgrade is guaranteed to maximize the income, there are certain additions you can make to your investment that usually attract buyers and increase home value.

Curb Appeal Enhancements

The importance of exterior appearance should not be underestimated. First impressions last and make a big impact on the buyer’s decision. Investors should try to make the exterior of the property as aesthetically pleasing as possible by enhancing the curb appeal.


A well-maintained lawn and garden can significantly affect the appearance of the property. Keep your lawn well-maintained by regular mowing, edging, and fertilizing. A lush, green lawn is inviting and attractive. Think about implanting a garden if your budget allows it to increase the chances of higher revenue.

Exterior Paint

The exterior of the property should also be well-maintained and attractive. Fresh paint makes the property much more appealing to the buyer. You can give your property a clean look by painting it a neutral but flattering color to attract attention from various buyers.

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. As such, it’s important for buyers to feel welcome and comfortable upon entering the room. A proper kitchen renovation can add great value to your property. Upgrading countertops, cabinets, and appliances can make your home more appealing to buyers.

As for the bathroom, many homebuyers pay the most attention to how easy it is to maintain it clean. As such, the bathroom remodel can significantly influence the buyer’s decision. You can update the bathroom to increase ROI by modernizing it with new fixtures, tiles, and vanities.

Smart Home Technology

One of the most efficient ways to increase property value and modernize it is to add smart home technology. Installing smart home features like a programmable thermostat, security system, or smart lighting can make your home more appealing to tech-savvy buyers. Such features offer more convenience and flexibility to buyers.

Moreover, smart home technology can improve the security quality of a home. Install a smart security system with features like video doorbells, surveillance cameras, and motion sensors. These systems provide enhanced safety and security, which can be a major selling point.

Neutral Colors

If you wish to attract a large number of buyers and increase demand on your property, you should consider only painting your property with neutral colors. You might prefer colorful homes, however, everyone has a different taste, and neutral colors help increase resale value. You should consider this even when staging a home to appeal to buyers.

The general public will find neutral colors more appealing and full of potential. Potential buyers can easily picture how they can decorate a home when it’s painted in beige, tan, and white. Therefore, to make sure that your property generates more leads and that you increase resale value, you should use neutral colors for walls and flooring.

Energy-Efficient Improvements

Nothing can attract buyers more than energy-efficient improvements. It’s important for home buyers to make sure they invest in a property that will help them save money in the future.

Installing energy-efficient windows, insulation, or a programmable thermostat can make your home more attractive to eco-conscious buyers and potentially lower utility bills. Therefore, it’s in your best interest as an investor to upgrade your property and make it energy-efficient.

Final Thoughts

There are many ways property investors can upgrade their property, but not every upgrade is guaranteed to increase the Return On Investment. It’s important that you don’t get carried away and don’t spend more on upgrading your property than the profit. Make sure that the upgrades fit into your budget and are simply appealing to property buyers.

About Capable Home Buyers

Are you looking to sell your house fast this year? Capable Home Buyers will pay cash for houses in the Virginia area. Give us a call at 757-699-1201 or visit our website for more information.

Emanuel Stafilidis

Emanuel opened Capable Home Buyers in 2019 just after moving to the USA from Australia with his wife Angela. The goal of Capable Home Buyers was to grow a small residential real estate portfolio to assist with retirement. Things are progressing very well and the business has grown larger then expected and is now a full time operation. Emanuel works full time from his Chesapeake home office and spends a lot of his time visiting people who want to sell their house.

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