Add Wow To Your Curb Appeal and Bath! (Tips to Max Your ROI)

When getting a house ready for the real estate market, we advise clients on how they can get top dollar. In most cases there are some easy, cost-effective tricks to spice up your home. Here are a couple of budget-friendly home improvements we just suggested for one of our Costa Mesa homes for sale.

1. Curb Appeal

Picture of Exterior


Remember, curb appeal creates the first impression for a buyer. This Costa Mesa home was surrounded by overgrown bushes that blocked the home from the street.

Exterior pic


For $400 this Costa Mesa home has a much cleaner look. The fencing gives a structured look, in comparison to the rambling bushes. The flowers add nice pops of color to the lawn. They are small and easy to maintain. All they need is a quick watering once a day to keep them blooming and fragrant. (See more info about this home HERE.)

Picture of plantings


2. Dated Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom pic


The bathroom vanities were original 1950s Formica with plain wood doors that were difficult to keep closed. Given that other homes in this Costa Mesa neighborhood have been updated, we know that buyers will be quick to compare this home to others so it’s necessary to upgrade them.

bathroom pic


For about $1500, the vanities have been given a modern update. To give the bathrooms a fresh look it is not necessary to go overboard when you remodel to sell. A simple, updated look is all it will take to keep buyers interested. Add a nice shower curtain and give the bathroom a good cleaning and you’ve got yourself a bathroom that will impress buyers and help you get top dollar for your home.

When listing your home for sale, it’s important to realize that there are simple home improvements and home staging tips that sellers can use to get top dollar. Why not spend a few hundred dollars to get a higher sales price?  If you have any questions about how to improve your home to get top please email our real estate experts and home staging expert with HGTV experience. You may submit a video question to show us the room or project in question too!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.



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