Presale Improvement

June Money CoverAccording to 2000 real estate agents surveyed by the real estate website HomeGain.com and published in the June, 2003 issue of Money magazine (page 106), washing windows is the number one presale improvement that generates the best return on investment as measured by a higher selling price:

Project Typical Cost Return On Investment
Lighten & brighten home, wash windows $86 - $100 768%
Clean & de-clutter $305 - $339 594%
Landscape & trim front yard & backyard $432 - $506 266%
Repair electrical & plumbing problems $338 - $381 196%
Spruce up decor, including flowers $812 - $1,089 169%
Update kitchen & bathroom $1,546 - $2,120 138%