The benefits of finishing basements and attics
Finishing your basement or attic can mean creating a flex space, an entertainment room, or even an in-law suite—but is it worth it to finish your basement right before you sell? In most cases, yes. Many basements and attics were originally left unfinished because, due to building codes, even if finished, the space would not count toward “livable” space, and therefore a listing’s square footage. That said, a finished basement or attic will certainly affect both your home’s appraisal and fair market values.
Basements and attics are often used to host guest bedrooms, office spaces, children’s playrooms, and/or entertainment rooms. As much of the country embraces more flexible work setups, including a lot of opportunities to work from home, finished basements and attics have risen in appeal.
The best way to find out exactly how much finishing your basement or attic will add to your re-sale value is to discuss the project with a licensed real estate agent who can show you the sale prices of comparable homes in your market both with and without finished basements and attics. When it comes to completing the work, your agent can work with Curbio to get the job done quickly so you can get on the market and sell quickly while maximizing your profits from the sale.