No matter your zip code, if you’re thinking about doing some improvements on your home, you may be curious about what improvements will give you the most “bang for your buck” and actually add overall value to your home. The Scottsdale real estate market is still hot as ever, and our top selling real estate agents are ready to help you through the buying/selling process in this amazing corner of the Valley of the Sun.

As real estate experts, we’ve rounded up some of the top ways on how to improve your home for top dollar, and if you are thinking of selling, the MoJo Scottsdale real estate team would be happy to help you assess what your home is worth with a home evaluation report; just simply fill out our form: What’s Your Home Worth? and we’ll be in touch! 

Tips To Improve Your Home For Top Dollar 

Whether you’re planning a major renovation project or just thinking about some simple updates to your home, it’s important to understand what improvements are going to actually increase the value of your home. Our expert team has compiled this list to ensure every bit of money you put into your home comes back to you, plus some!

  • Home Office Addition. COVID-19 definitely changed the world, but truthfully, the number of people who work from home has actually risen by 159% since 2009, well beforethe pandemic. In 2022, the option to work from home is more popular than ever so home buyers are eager to see a dedicated home office in the listings they browse. In fact, a recent survey of top real estate agents across the nation cite a home office as the top priority for buyers, more so than any other feature on the list.  If you don’t already have space carved out for a home office, there are plenty of creative options, no matter your budget. Walk-in closets (the word “cloffice” is a real thing!) or a nook under the stairs can be utilized as a functioning home office if creatively designed. If your budget allows, a more expensive option would certainly be building on an extension to your home, and you could expect your home’s value to increase as much as 10%!


  • Kitchen Remodel. Kitchens always rank on the top of every list as one of the most important rooms in a home, and that means a kitchen remodel or update is one of the best ways to improve the value of your home. Of course, when it comes to determining the budget of updating the heart of your home, there is a very wide price range you could be working with. If you’re plotting a few well-chosen updates, you’ll get some serious bang for your buck by dedicating your budget to refacing your cabinets and updating the hardware, updating light fixtures, and installing a modern backsplash. If you’re going for a complete overhaul, it’s best to invest your money in creating a floor plan that’s as open as possible to the dining and living area. Focus on maximizing counter space and storage with a kitchen island and semi-custom wood cabinets. With a major kitchen remodel, it’s important to not over-improve and over-spend because you won’t be able torecover all of your investment if your remodel isn’t what is typical for your neighborhood. Talking to our expert real estate team can help you assess where to invest.


  • Don’t Neglect the Outside. Improving your home to increase its value doesn’t just mean updating the inside of your home, but the outside as well. The curb-appeal of your home is especially important when listing for top dollar as it entices buyers before they ever step foot inside your home. A fresh coat of paint and fixing cracks in sidewalks and the driveway can definitely increase the value of your home, as can updating the landscaping. Make sure your lawn is in tip-top shape, plant shrubs in vibrant colors that pop, and consider investing in light fixtures to make your home stand out, even at night. And since Scottsdale actually has beautiful weather most of the year, having an amazing outdoor living space is a great way to improve your home! Well-designed outdoor living spaces can provideamazing returns for homeowners! Outdoor kitchens, firepits, and pergolas or extended roof overhangs are always popular selling points in our Scottsdale listings. 


Thinking of Selling? Call the Scottsdale Real Estate Experts

Beyond the suggestions we’ve outlined above, there are definitely so many other improvements you can make to your home to increase its value! Our expert Scottdale real estate team is happy to do a full market analysis for your home, and can work with you on evaluating what home improvements will sell your home quickly and for maximum value. Call or text us directly at 480-356-5657, and we’ll help you sell your home with ease.