5 Dallas-Fort Worth Home Updates To Maximize Profit
Things are heating up in Texas… and we’re not just talking about the ridiculously hot summers. The housing market is continuing to skyrocket and buyers are flocking to the Lone Star state. That puts homeowners in an advantageous position, but for most, it’s not their first time at the rodeo. Homeowners know there are some key Dallas-Fort Worth home updates that take your listing from “Eh” to “Heck yes!”.
If you’re thinking about your DFW home – we’re so glad you’re here. Don’t take your house to the hot Texas market without thoroughly investigating the most impactful Dallas-Fort Worth home updates. Without them, you could be leaving money on the table when you sell.
Worried about the expense? Curbio does the work so YOU can make the profit, and defers payment until you close. No fees, no interest. No catch. And if you’re interested in selling your home for the highest price point you can… these are the 5 most valuable home updates you can make!
HVAC repair or replacement
If you’ve spent a summer in DFW, this update should not surprise you at all. With temperatures topping out in the triple digits, the HVACs are under serious duress 6+ months a year. So while an energy-efficient HVAC system is a selling point in most real estate markets, it’s even more appreciated by DFW buyers.
Most buyers prefer not to have to spend money on repairs or replacements. So, if your HVAC system isn’t working or running efficiently, having it repaired or replaced is one of the smartest pre-listing home improvements you can make.
Kitchens aren’t just the heart of the home, they’re the apple of the buyers’ eye! These kitchen upgrades make up some of the most profitable Dallas-Fort Worth home updates. Eat-in kitchens, gourmet kitchens, and double ovens are all among the most valuable features. So, besides a double oven, it may be worthwhile to install an island with seating, stainless steel appliances, granite or quartz countertops, and/or new cabinets.
However, not all kitchen updates are created equal. While giving your kitchen a more modern look can attract modern buyers, getting carried away with luxury upgrades could easily cut into your profit. This is another reason why it’s smart to have your Realtor® partner team up with Curbio. As the leading pre-listing home improvement company, we specialize in identifying and making updates that will increase your net profit (not reduce it).
Texas summers are, in a word – sizzling. With 100+ above 80 degrees, there is ample desire for a swimming pool, and not many public options. That makes homes with a backyard pool a much more attractive option than homes without. Although pools don’t offer the highest return everywhere across the country, they are great investments in places like Texas.
However, they’re a pretty high-cost option. That’s what makes Curbio’s pay-at-closing model so impossible to pass up. With your typical general contractor: you, the homeowner, would be expected to manage the details of the project, cough up the dough, and endure any delays that come up. With Curbio, since we’re the general contractor (and everything else) we offer a one-stop-shop solution. A flat project fee without interest or fees that is collected upon the sale of your home. That’s it. Plus, because we leverage a tech platform – we’re able to source the materials, labor, and logistics to install your pool 50% faster than the national average. (Yep, still not kidding.) Plus – they look great! So dive in to the deep end of home updates without paying a penny, and then keep the profit. Ready to jump in?
If your flooring is looking a little worse for wear, you may want to repair or replace it. Which option will be appropriate depends on several factors including your existing flooring material, what condition it’s in, and so on.
For example, while new carpet will make a better impression on buyers than old, worn carpet, it won’t add as much value to your home as something like hardwood. And, if you already have hardwood, for instance? Instead of spending more to completely replace your wood floors, you may be able to refinish them and recoup as much as 100% of the cost when you sell.
Ultimately, though, every seller’s situation is unique. So, to be sure you’re planning to make the right Dallas-Fort Worth home updates, ask your agent about teaming up with Curbio’s home improvement experts!
Not just in DFW but across the country, buyers are thinking beyond functionality and practicality when it comes to bathrooms. They’re now interested in relaxing “spa-inspired” spaces. So by giving your bathroom spa-like touches such as a rainfall shower head or a whirlpool tub, you can attract a broader set of buyers.
We’re also seeing great success with:
- Swapping out fixtures and hardware
- Replacing vanities
- Replacing flooring with durable, attractive materials like luxury vinyl tile or ceramic tile
Want to sell faster, for more? Kick it to Curbio
Curbio is here for Realtors® and their clients to make preparing homes for sale easy. We take on any home improvements necessary to get homes sold. Even better? We wait until the house sells to be paid for our work. We don’t have any project minimums or maximums and don’t charge any interest or fees. When you work with Curbio, you know you’re getting the best price for the home improvement work. Curbio is entirely turnkey, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Let Curbio tackle all of your pre-listing improvements to make your Portland listing shine! Get started by requesting a fast and free estimate today.