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How to Raise the Value of Your Home

When you decide to sell your home, one of the first things you should do is assess what the value of your home is and what you can do to raise its value. Our Update Before You Sell program offers sellers the opportunities to upgrade their homes to raise the home’s overall value. You may not know where to allocate your money so that it would turn over a higher value for you in the end. Luckily we have Construction Coltyn Simmons of Custom Fit Construction , and Real Estate Coltyn of Custom Fit Real Estate to help us explain how to raise the value of your home. They’ll be able to show you what you could do from different perspectives so that you can feel ensured that the investments that you make in to your home are worth it in the end, meaning you have a good return on your investment (ROI).

Coltyn Simmons wears many hats! Let him explain to you the upgrades you should make in your home to get you the biggest ROI

What You Should Focus On

  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Curb Appeal
  • Open Floorplan
  • Miscellaneous Upgrades: Floors, Paint, Etc.

Focusing on these main upgrades can get you up to 2-3 times a return on investment.


The initial thoughts behind renovating or upgrading your kitchen can feel overwhelming. You may think that its too big of a project, or that it’ll cost too much, but it’s important to focus on the amount of money you can receive back by investing in this area. You may not have to do a full kitchen renovation, you could just touch on the basics to make the kitchen feel finished. Look in to cabinet colors, countertops, a nice backsplash, new handles for your cabinets. These are smaller replacements that can make a huge difference in the end.

When it comes to cabinetry, there are two options you can choose. (1) refinishing your cabinets, this could cost about $3,000, or (2) replacing your cabinets, this could cost you about $6,000-$7,000. The direction you choose depends on your budget as well as the input of your real estate agent letting you know how much more these kitchen upgrades could get you.

Kitchen upgrade that could get you 2-3 times a return on your investment.


Bathrooms in Las Vegas used to have a trend of gold trim on the shower enclosures and everywhere else in the bathroom. If you look at your home and see gold in your bathroom its a clear indicator that your bathrooms are outdated and you should absolutely consider upgrading your bathrooms before you sell your home. Main areas to focus on for bathroom upgrades are your flooring, shower or bathtub, tiling on the walls, changing out the faucet, new shower enclosures, and lighting fixtures. All of these upgrades can cost you between the range of $4,000-$7,000, depending on the size of your bathroom.

Curb Appeal

According to the article “How Much Does Curb Appeal Affect Home Value?” from REALTOR® Magazine, having a high curb appeal can sell your home at an average of 7% more than homes similar to yours with an uninviting curb appeal. Your curb appeal is the first impression your home makes with buyers and it sets the emotional connection and tone that buyers will carry with them when looking at the rest of your home. This could affect their view on the rest of your house just by having a negative initial impression.

What a HUGE Difference!!

Open Floorplan

A trending upgrade that both our Coltyns are seeing is knocking out a non-load-bearing wall to create an open floorplan. Many buyers are seeking wider and bigger spaces as opposed to having set rooms for just the dining area, or living area. You can read more about open floorplans in our blog: Top Three Things Buyers Want in a Home.

Miscellaneous Upgrades: Floors, Paint, Etc.


New Floors are a big contender for increasing your return on your investment. You should consider completely replacing carpets, or going with a vinyl, composite or wood plank for your floors. Coltyn suggests going with vinyl to get the biggest bang for your buck. A vinyl that is a luxury laminate can go over your existing tile, therefore it can be an inexpensive upgrade for a clean new look.


An easy upgrade that makes a huge difference is giving your home a fresh paint job with neutral colors. This gives buyers a feeling of cleanliness and a new start, allowing them to imagine themselves in the home easier because the canvas is essentially blank for them to draw in their potential life.

New Carpet and New Paint. Allowing your buyers to imagine themselves in their next potential home.


These main upgrades in your home will pack the biggest punch when it comes to your return on investment (ROI). If you are looking in to selling your home and need guidance in making sure you get the most money you can from your house, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us guide and teach you how to bring in the highest return on investment for you. You can work with any of our friendly Custom Fit Real Estate agents and utilize our Update Before You Sell program. Please read more about our program in our blog: Should You Upgrade Your Home in a Sellers’ Market?

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