Maximizing Your Home's Value When Selling


How do you get the most value out of your home sale? It's never too early to start this conversation, whether you're selling in three months or three years.

There are certain things you can do when selling a home to ensure the highest value in return. When you're thinking about improving the value you get from your home, it's also never too early to start thinking about it.

About three months ago, in fact, I actually met with a homeowner that intends to sell their home three years from now. This house backs right up to a parkway with no buffer zone, so I recommended that they plant a buffer zone with some evergreen trees so that when they sell in three years, the home is more appealing.

You may not be three years ahead like these sellers, however, so what can you do right now?


The biggest bang for your buck you'll get from improvements is with paint and carpet. Almost 100% of the improvements we do to maximize profit for sellers involves painting the home or cleaning or replacing the carpet. Other areas where you can make upgrades include the kitchen, bathrooms, and curb appeal of the house. Every single home is different.

Again, it's never too early to start thinking about this conversation. I would be happy to put you in touch with painters, contractors, or any type of service workers you need from my preferred list. The best part of working with a professional like myself is that you can leverage my relationship with them knowing that they will treat you right since we send them a lot of business.

If you'd like some more info about how we can help you start talking about improving your home's value or you'd like a recommendation for a contractor, give me a call or send me an email. I'd be happy to help!


Dan Rochon

Dan Rochon is an Associate Broker in VA, Broker in MD; Owner of Rochon Investments, LLC; Owner and Co-founder of and Owner of other Joint Ventures as well as a real estate principles instructor at Moseley Real Estate Schools.

As a real estate sales agent, Dan and his team are consistently top producers in their marketplace and provide solutions for their clients. Through their investing company, Dan and Traci Rochon have been investing in residential and commercial real estate ventures for more than the past decade.

Dan and his wife Traci are frequent speakers and are often quoted in media stories about the current real estate market. The Rochon's have been featured on The Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, WTOP News, Voted as The Best of DC Real Estate Agent in the Washington City Paper Readers Poll, and more...