Advice on Upgrading a Home You Eventually Want to Sell

Upgrading your home can go a very long way when it’s time to sell. Most buyers are looking for a move-in ready home that has been updated to match the current trends. The scope of the projects you may want to take on, depend on how soon you plan to sell your Mint Hills home.

Selling Within 3 to 6 Months

If you’re planning to sell your home within the next three to six months, you want to avoid any huge upgrades. Make sure anything you plan to do will be worth it when you sell. Replacing old appliances, minor bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects, painting and repairs should all be considered.

The best way to approach upgrading, if you’re selling sooner, rather than later, is with a home inspection. Getting an inspection done will help you to see the areas needing repairs, which should be your main focus.

Selling Within One Year

If you don’t plan to sell your home this year, but may be ready to list it next year, you can take on larger projects. The kitchen and bathrooms should be your main focus, unless your home needs major repairs, such as a new roof or new HVAC system. When upgrading, consider projects that will help get your home sold and might allow you to recoup most of what you’ll invest.



It may not be necessary to gut the kitchen or bathrooms just to make them look presentable when selling. Often, a fresh coat of paint, new flooring and new countertops will do wonders for kitchens and bathrooms. It may be a good idea to speak with a real estate agent and get their advice on the best way to invest in upgrades if you have a year before you plan to sell.

Eventually Selling, But Not Sure When

If you plan to sell your Mint Hill home eventually, but it could be several years, upgrades should be done in a different manner. You will be living in the home, so you ultimately have to live with any changes you make to it. Consider what you want upgrades, if you don’t have plans to sell within the next year. Instead of focusing on what a potential home buyer might want, focus on what you want out of your home.

Upgrading your home when you plan to sell it can be tricky. Your timeline and budget may determine what you can actually do. Getting a home inspection and speaking with a real estate agent can help identify the areas to best focus on when upgrading your home to sell it.

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