What Is The Average Cost to Fix Up a Home to Sell?



Maintenance. Renovations. Home Staging. Those are the three words that all homeowners must keep in mind as they begin the process of selling their home. You should provide the required maintenance, renovate your home if needed, and stage your home to make it an attractive purchase.


It takes money to make money. The statement’s true for everything. It’s even true for you. But what is the average cost to fix up your home to sell?

Below are the average remodel costs in the Northwest. If you are not located in the Northwest, prices may vary. Be sure to check your local area.


Kitchen remodeling cost ranges from $13,000 to $51,000 depending on the size of your kitchen and the extent of your renovation. Small or basic kitchen renovations cost: $13,000 to $19,000.


The average partial bathroom renovation cost is $5,450 (range $3,000 to $7,900). An example of this type of remodeling might include replacing the toilet, vanity, some tile work, and repainting.


If you’re looking to complete a full bathroom renovation, the cost ranges from $8,000 to $51,000 depending on the size of your bathroom and the extent of your renovation. A full bathroom renovation involves demolishing nearly everything in the bathroom and installing a new toilet, sink, tub, shower, tile, light fixtures, and outlets.


Cost of a full bathroom renovation based on the size of your bathroom and the extent of the renovation:

  • Small or basic bathroom renovation cost: $8,000 to $19,000.

  • Medium or mid-level bathroom renovation cost: $16,000 to $38,000.

  • Large or major bathroom renovation cost: $22,000 to $51,000.

The average cost for a new roof nationwide is about $6,750. In the Northwest, you’ll spend a little more with the average cost around $6,900. Minimum costs are about $6,000 and the high end will cost you about $7,800 for an average roof.


Studies have shown that a well-staged property can fetch anywhere from five to 20 percent more than one with zero staging. Considering the way that people shop for homes today makes staging an essential service. Photos of the property need to be clear and attractive. An empty or un-staged home just can't convey that look, no matter how excellent its upkeep has been. Buyers are coming to expect great-looking properties, which makes expert staging all the more important. For sellers, staging is always a wise move because it routinely brings more attention and better sales prices. The average cost is $656.00 to as high as $1,137.00. Keep in mind this number will vary depending on the size of the home and how much is being staged.


If you’re going to sell your home soon and want to complete an update to your home before you list it. HouseAmp can help! By using our platform we can connect you with move-in-ready contractors to complete any necessary repairs and updates and real estate agents to help you get the best price for your home!

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