Improvements That Help a Home Sell Fast

Dated: February 25 2022

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The analysis found that homeowners who make improvements before listing their home sell 30% faster than those that don’t, and there are a handful of improvements that can increase sale speed exponentially. When dealing with already historically low days on market – just eight days for those who utilize our Home Prep services before listing, and 12 for those who sell as is, we found the following improvements to have homes swept off the market in a heartbeat.

ImprovementAverage CostAverage Days on MarketDays Faster
Kitchen cabinet repaint$1,3192.010
Bathroom shower remodel$1,0432.69
Kitchen countertop upgrade$2,3562.99
Backsplash refresh$6413.09
Bathroom vanity upgrade$1,1004.58
New carpet$2,4865.37
New interior paint$3,6675.47
New exterior paint$3,3075.66
New laminate flooring$2,523111

It most likely comes as no surprise that the top five improvements that buyers love are located in the kitchen and bathroom. These two rooms have long been the apple of many buyers’ eyes and can easily leave a lasting impression when viewing a home. It also explains why nearly 40% of sellers and their agents chose to spend Knock’s interest-free home prep funds in these rooms, but the cost of these renovations may be lower than you think.

Source: Knock Home Swap

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Bobby Leach

Bobby understands that buying or selling a home can be very stressful: it’s a life-changing experience. However, he also takes great pride in the relationships he builds and always works relentl....

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