Welcome back to another edition of "Coffee With Connie". Today we're talking about home improvements. Making improvements to your Cobb County home won't always mean a higher sale price. It's important to understand that some improvements will actually cost you money in the long run. So we're going to focus on the top 5 improvements that bring the best return on your investment.

5. Repair your plumbing

Fixing the plumbing in your home may sound expensive, but it is definitely worth it. On average, plumbing repairs before you sell will get you a 327% return on your investment.

4. Landscaping your front and back yards

Having a visually pleasing lawn will not only impress potential buyers, it will give you a sense of pride in your home as well.

3. Lighten and brighten your home

Home buyers want to see plenty of light and bright colors when they enter a home. Open up the blinds and windows and turn on the lights when you have a showing, and paint any dark walls a light, neutral color. This fix will get you, on average, a 572% ROI.

2. Home Staging

Having your home professionally staged before you put in on the Cobb County real estate market will get you a great return on investment. On average, a $300-$400 investment will get you a 586% return!. Every listing that the Connie Carlson team sells in Cobb County has professional staging (paid for by our team) so you can take advantage of this key improvement.

1. Clean and de-clutter

The most financially rewarding things you can do when getting ready to sell your home are cleaning and de-cluttering your home and yard. Clean out closets, put away trinkets and pictures on the wall. Taking care of this simple step will get you an 872% return on investment.

If you're looking to make improvements specifically to raise your sale price, be sure to contact us today. We'd love to help you make those strategic decisions so you get the highest value out of the improvements you make.