Remodeling Magazine posted their annual Cost V.S. Value Report 2013. Make your first impression count. Updating the outside of your home pays off, according to this year’s Cost vs. Value Report. Real estate professionals ranked exterior improvement projects as winning the buyers’ eye and providing sellers with the most return on investment. If your are wondering what home improvement projects will give them the best return on the sale of their home, you must think “curb appeal.” When buyers are shopping for a home, the exterior can make (or break) the first impression. According to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, exterior replacement projects are among the most valuable home improvements that sellers can currently invest in, starting with the front door.

A steel entry door topped this year’s survey with an estimated 85.6 percent of the costs recouped at resale. The steel door replacement is also the least expensive of the 35 midrange and upscale remodeling projects included in the survey, costing $1,137 on average. Next on the list is your bathroom and kitchen remodels. This is the 15th year that Remodeling Magazine — in cooperation with REALTOR® Magazine — has released the Cost vs. Value Report. This year’s survey included more than 3,900 appraisers, sales agents, and brokers across the country who provided their opinions and estimates. To check out the lasted report, click here. When America’s Construction Experts determines cost analysis for a job we use the information provided by Remodeling Magazine as the basis in our negotiations. Make sure to click on the proper region when determining your cost versus value.