Many homeowners make last-minute upgrades to make their properties stand out and boost their asking prices. If you’re selling a home, you should learn what buyers are looking for. Consider making the following upgrades so that you can make the most of this opportunity. 

What Upgrades Will Attract More Buyers?

1. Extra Living Space

Homebuyers who intend to have children, love to entertain, or work from home want extra space for their plans. Adding another room may not be feasible while selling a home, but you can try finishing other areas. Consider finishing your attic or basement or converting the garage into a second living area.

You can also extend the outdoor spaces. Build a deck or patio that connects to the living room. These attractive features can be added to the listing to entice buyers to schedule a visit.

2. Energy-Efficient Appliances

selling a homeAs people become more environmentally conscious, green features grow in demand. Replace your dated water heater, refrigerator, and washing machine with Energy Star® models. 

You can add more insulation to the attic to keep cold air in or replace old windows with energy-efficient alternatives. Low-flow showerheads and toilets and LED lights are simple, cost-effective upgrades you can make in an afternoon.

3. High-End Features & Finishes

Adding polished brass fixtures throughout the kitchen or stainless steel handles and faucets in the bathroom can transform these spaces and give the property some character. Rainfall-style showerheads or bathtub jets attract buyers that want a spa-like experience.

If you want a more extensive upgrade, consider adding hardwood floors to your living area or luxury tile in the kitchen. These noticeable installations will justify a higher asking price.


Contact Big Journey Homes - Lauri Bauman if you’re selling a home in Denton, Lake Dallas, Frisco, Flower Mound, Argyle, McKinney, or Corinth, TX. Lauri has helped buyers and sellers achieve their goals since 2000, and she strives to create a stress-free process. Explore her services further on the website, and connect on Facebook to receive updates on homes in your area. Call (940) 321-5111 or text (214) 566-1088 to schedule a consultation.