For most people, it makes sense to make a few home improvements and throw in a few upgrades before listing a home on the Lake City MLS. People consider all sorts of upgrades, like:
- Minor bathroom remodeling
- Major bathroom remodeling
- Landscaping upgrades and improvements
- Replacing vinyl siding or repainting the house
- Minor kitchen upgrades
However, not all upgrades and improvements actually pay off at the closing table. That means it’s absolutely essential that you talk to your Lake City real estate agent before you begin pouring money into the home you’re about to sell.
It’s especially important that you talk to your agent about a high-dollar project like kitchen remodeling.
Should You Do a Major Kitchen Remodel Before Listing Your Home on the Lake City MLS?
Across the country, the average cost for a complete kitchen remodel is just under $44,000. That includes:
- 30 feet of new cabinetry
- A kitchen island
- Laminate countertops
- A stainless steel sink
- A new wall oven
- A new cook top
- New vinyl flooring
- New appliances
That’s a major project with a major price tag, so it may be a better to stick with minor improvements. Your Realtor® can point you in the right direction.
The average rate of return on a kitchen remodel hovers at about 91 percent, which means you may not be able to recover all your costs when you close on the home.
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