Tim Lockhart profile image

By Tim Lockhart

Tim is a 6th generation Texan, grew up in Arlington TX, and after having served 20 years as an Air Force Civil Engineering officer and managing over $1 Billion in facility construction and renovation projects, he retired in 2013. The experience, work ethic and leadership gained in the Air Force propelled him in only 4 years to build a real estate business ranking in the top 5% of agents worldwide in Keller Williams Realty the #1 Real Estate Company in the World. Tim is a Certified Military Relocation Specialist providing the highest level of service to his clients.

Are you aware that homes recently sold in your area affect the value of your home? Find how much your home value has changed instantly. Discover Market Value

Spring is not just a season for blooming flowers and peak home sales, but it’s also the perfect time for homeowners to undertake improvement projects. If you’re considering selling your home this spring, it’s vital to focus on renovations that ensure the best return on investment. Here’s a guide on how to get the most bang for your buck with home improvements.

Choosing the Right Projects. While it’s tempting to go all out with top-of-the-line kitchen appliances or elaborate landscaping, these may not be the most cost-effective choices. Instead, focus on projects that enhance your home’s curb appeal. Simple actions like power washing the exterior, applying fresh paint, making the front door stand out, and repairing any visible damage can make a significant difference. These improvements not only catch the eye but also make a great first impression, which is crucial in real estate.

“Consider each project's impact on your property’s appeal and value.”

Avoid Partial and Over-the-Top Upgrades. It’s important to complete any upgrades you start. Partial upgrades can diminish your home’s value, as they leave potential buyers calculating the cost and hassle of finishing them. Over-the-top upgrades might not yield a return proportional to their cost, especially in certain neighborhoods where they might exceed the norm for the area.

Selecting the Right Contractor. The success of your home improvement projects largely depends on the contractor you choose. A reliable contractor can help manage costs, offer budget-friendly suggestions, and ensure high-quality work. If you’re unsure where to start, I can assist by providing a list of recommended contractors who have reliably served other clients and our properties. Whether you need a licensed contractor for substantial renovations or a handyman for smaller tasks, selecting the right professional is crucial.

If you’re preparing your home for the market, consider each project’s impact on your property’s appeal and value. For personalized advice tailored to your specific needs and neighborhood, feel free to contact me. Let’s collaborate to secure the best possible price for your home.

Reach out via phone or email for more detailed consultations or to discuss any real estate inquiries. Together, we can make your home improvement journey successful and stress-free.