1. Don’t improve your home so much that it goes out of the price range for your neighborhood.
2. Don’t be inconsistent - it’s better to put a little update in each room than to redo your kitchen but leave the rest of the house a disaster.
3. Big fences and screened in sun rooms turn people off.
4. Don’t leave too much “you” in your home - keep it basic so people can see themselves living there.
5. Don’t screw up your floor plan when you add extra square footage.
6. Get rid of your above ground pool.
7. Don’t take the risk of tackling big projects yourself - get hired help that are experts for a reason.
8. Don’t overwhelm the room you’re doing over by over-stuffing it with things - make sure everything fits and gives you room to walk around.
9. Be aware of what’s trendy and will make your home look dated and tacky in a few years’ time.
10. People want their garage space - don’t convert yours into an extra living room.
11. Always be sure you’re getting the appropriate permits from the city.
12. Be sure you update your hardware - things like brass handles are very 90’s.
13. Don’ overdue it with bright colors on your walls - go for neutral tones.
14. Look at your home with an honest pair of eyes - don’t ignore the obvious flaws.