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Home FAQ: Should I Upgrade My Home Before I Sell It?

This is a common question that many sellers ask. As someone who’s handled many listings and sold lots of Gwinnett County properties over the years, I would give you one simple answer: consult with a real estate or listing professional.

This may sound like a sales pitch or a cop out coming from me. However, one of the reasons why I tell you this is because agents have proper knowledge on which upgrades, updates, and repairs will help raise the value of your home. Remodeling is a risk because you will have to spend money but you won’t even be sure if you can make more money out of it.

Generally speaking, if you don't consult with an agent, a good rule of thumb is to make upgrades that YOU enjoy.  That way you will get some value out of them.

Agents also have a good grasp of certain neighborhoods. Because of their familiarity of the area that you are in, they can give you sound advice on whether you should take the risk or not. For example, homes for Sale in Hamilton Mill need to be upgraded to ensure that they are competitive.  If you want to get the most of your home here, then granite counter tops, hardwood floors, newer carpet and refinished decks are going to help you the most against your new construction competition.

Get a professional to tour your home and get you a proper estimate on the upgrades that you plan to do and compare it to the future value of your home so you could decide if you are willing to take the risk.

Do you want to know the value of your Real Estate in Gwinnett? Call me, Joshua Jarvis of the Jarvis Team Realty at (678) 999 – 1001 or visit our website at

4rd Marketing PodcastA 15 year veteran of Atlanta Real Estate, Joshua Jarvis is the host of 4rd Marketing Podcast - A podcast designed to help small business owners (this means Real Estate Agents) grow their business by implementing the latest in real estate SEO, local seo, digital marketing techniques and strategies.  

In addition, Joshua runs 4rd Marketing - a digital marketing agency that specializes in SEO as well as wordpress development.


Joshua Jarvis

Jarvis Team Realty

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJoshua Jarvis • February 06 2017 04:19PM


Great title for SEO and your video is sure to help many folks!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 2 years ago

Joshua, this is a common question, and the answer does depend on neighborhood and price point.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 years ago

Thank you!


Yes absolutely.  We see the homes every day but a home seller getting ready probably doesn't know that all the homes that just sold had a certain feature.  It's really one of few times where an upgrade could get a big ROI if they only knew. 

Posted by Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward. (Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate) about 2 years ago

Exactly. I like that you wrote "make upgrades that YOU enjoy". Great points. 

Posted by Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty (Antonelli Realty) about 2 years ago