Cost Effective Upgrades

Posted by Cameron Keegan on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:48pm.

Cost Effective Upgrades

When you start toying with the idea of listing your Greenville home, more often than not that pesky ‘to-do’ list pops up in one’s mind. You have to start thinking about where you should invest money and what will serve you in the long run. It’s easy to get carried away updating your asset with the hopes that it’ll bring in a higher selling price, however we know this isn’t always the case. Here are my top recommendations to update your home in a cost effective way:


I know not everyone has a green-thumb, but having a nice well-kept yard is important. You don’t have to spend a fortune putting in a new pond or a giant deck, these are costs you might not recuperate. For very little money you can hugely improve the first impression your home makes, but it takes a bit of grunt work. Rake the leaves, mow the lawn, and for best results add a few bright flowers. Repeat.

Update The Lighting

Dark and dingy are two terms you don’t want coming up when you go to sell your home. Updating the lighting in your home is a fairly low cost project that can really impress homebuyers. Modern lighting will make homes look more spacious, inviting and up to date. At the very least you should ensure that all the light bulbs in your home are working.


If your unique color palette is reflected on the walls of your home, you need to update them with neutral colors. Intense vibrant colors can be very distracting to potential buyers when they’re picturing themselves living in the space. You want the room to reflect the homes potential not your personal tastes. So, save the orange & fuchsia stripes for the throw pillows (or your next home) and embrace the off white walls!  

Don't Overlook The Simple Fixes

Surprisingly simple fixes and updates can help to increase the value of your home for a nominally small investment. You know that broken toilet seat and rust stains you’ve learned to live with? Well, people shopping for homes will not feel the same. Not to worry, fresh caulking and a good scrub in the bathroom is much more cost effective than an entirely new bathroom. Essentially, you should go through your home and give it a once over. Again this will require a bit of elbow grease, but will be easy on the wallet. Once you've covered the basics, then it's time to move onto staging your home.

Deciding on upgrades for your home for sale can be tricky. Just remember not everyone wants (or will pay for) a pool or deluxe kitchen, but they do want a clean bright space to call their own. If you’d like to speak someone in our office about listing your home, please RE/MAX Moves or call (864) 520-1000.

RE/MAX Moves
100 Batesville Road, Suite C
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Office: (864) 757-4787

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