Adding Value

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Updates that increase usable space (an extra bathroom, larger and/or upgraded kitchen, master bedroom suite, more closet space, conversion of unused space to a home office).
  • Updates that will lighten and brighten your rooms (white or light color paint and floor coverings, light woods, skylights, larger windows, French doors).
  • Updates that will open your home to the outdoors for fresh air and entertaining (French doors to the patio or garden).
  • Updates that will increase privacy and security (fencing, landscaping).
Current Homes for Sale
Southern Marin
City # Price Range
Belvedere 6 $3.0m - $6.4m
Mill Valley 44 $743k - $6.8m
Sausalito 14 $785k - $8.5m
Tiburon 32 $905k - $15.0m
Central & North Marin
City # Price Range
Corte Madera 5 $995k - $4.0m
Fairfax 11 $579k - $3.9m
Greenbrae 5 $579k - $1.9m
Kentfield 13 $1.4m - $10.0m
Larkspur 3 $1.7m - $2.5m
Novato 57 $469k - $2.2m
Ross 3 $2.6m - $13.5m
San Anselmo 13 $799k - $3.0m
San Rafael 78 $245k - $6.4m
New Listing

Email Alerts

Subscribe Today!
Have

Questions?

Contact Us Now!
From Our Blog
Monday, November 12, 2018

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was ...  Read More

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Listing! 118 Tamal Vista Drive, San Rafael. $1,250,000

Coming this week, Remodeled, Vintage-1940's 4 Bed/3 Bath home in San Rafael's West End, Santa Margarita Neighborhood . Chef's Kitchen, Private, fenced ...  Read More