Upgrades for the Modern Seller

When you’re thinking of selling in the future and want to plan some renovations you may be wondering: What are some renovations that will incentivize the modern buyer?

The old tried and true renovations like kitchens and bathrooms are certainly good investments when selling your home. However, there may be a few you haven’t considered… like these:


  • Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Many modern buyers are looking for homes with low operating costs that also do as little harm to the environment as possible. Features like solar panels, low emission products, or tankless water heaters are a few options to look into.


  • Mechanical Updates

It is definitely worth it to update features like knob and tub wiring, old furnaces, lead pipes, or air conditioners. Outdated features such as these will make it difficult to sell.


  • Utility Options

Laundry Rooms are a huge incentives these days, especially if they’re not in the basement. A spacious and well organized Laundry Room can do wonders.


  • Bathroom Updates

Not talk just some re-tiling here. Buyers like coveted bathroom features like heated floors, dressing areas, double sinks, and multiple shower heads. Everyone likes to feel like they’re at the spa.


  • State-of-the-Art Kitchens

There are other options besides the usual updates like new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and new drawer handles. Consider center islands, environmentally friendly stone or glass counter tops, or energy efficient wine fridges.


The point with renovations is to think about what your future buyers may need or want. Keep it to things that are helpful as opposed to subjective to taste such as a built-in movie theater room. Some people may not like the costs associated with renovating a room if they’re not movie people. Get it?

If you have any questions about selling you Home, call 604-218-9000 to list with me today and receive a Complimentary Home Evaluation!

Garry Thind

Garry Thind

CENTURY 21 Coastal Realty Ltd.
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