Upgrades are optional, discretionary ways in which a homeowner tries to maximize the value of her home. Replacing new, good-condition carpeting with hardwood floors, for example, is an upgrade. Replacing old, poor-condition carpeting is a repair.
Think of it this way: upgrades can boost the value of your home. Repairs keep your current value from falling.
Minimum improvements you might want to consider making before selling your home include patching holes and cracks in the walls and ceilings and fixing broken appliances and HVAC systems. Repair leaky faucets. Replace broken window glass and repair the roof if necessary. Change any dated light fixtures or ceiling fans.
Call us for a free assessment of how you can keep cost low while increasing your resale value.