For about $10,000, you can do any of the following projects and get a 95-100+% return on your selling price and make the home more appealing to buyers, and it will definitely sell more quickly.
If funds are limited due to the other big purchases, you can always have your tub re-glazed for a fraction of the cost of a new one. Caulking makes everything look clean and neat again without a whole lot of extra effort, and a coat of paint changes things quickly, too. Sellers who update their bathrooms see a 100% return on improvements like these.
Swapping out the windows can open up a space and make the home more energy efficient. Likewise, painting the front door, replacing the siding, or building and decking out a pergola will improve the look of your home and make it eye-catching right away for potential buyers. For around $10,000, you could add a deck, patio, or porch as well.
You’ll have to be strategic with attic and basement work, though. Improvements like insulation can lower the utility costs, but they could go way up if your current system isn’t large enough to heat and cool another room.
If you have a limited amount of money to spend on improvements before putting your home on the market, consider one of these four areas to get the most out of your money!