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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Selling Your Home by Nancy Gentile, Katie Severance

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Chapter 2
Renovations That Make You Money When You Sell
In This Chapter
◆ How to make money on a renovation
◆ Good and bad renovation ideas
◆ Step-by-step plan for renovating
◆ Loads of cost-saving tips
◆ Energy-saving costs and “green” renovation ideas
A renovation can have a powerful impact on your sale price. However, renovations made specifically for the purpose of selling, and not just for your own enjoyment, should be done strategically and with careful thought. It is possible to make expensive upgrades that do not translate into actual dollars. If the purpose of your renovations is solely to make money on a sale, you want to be sure that they will do just that. If you make poor choices when renovating and the buyers don’t see the value in ...

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