Laying the Foundation

Walking Through Your Home Together

This step is crucial - it's where we'll discuss recommended actions like staging or de-cluttering and also where we'll talk openly about your home's best features as well as any detractors we see.

It's here where you'll provide valuable insight about what drew you to the home in the first place, which will help us market the home most effectively.

Should I update my home?

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

Simple...Only the ones that future buyers will also want and would be willing to pay for.

A good rule of thumb is to choose functional over cosmetic and stick with clean and calming neutral tones. Individual personalized tastes and current trends may also affect the value of an update.

Major Hitters:

  • Update your kitchen and/or baths. Whether you go big or small, updating the kitchen or bathrooms in your home will yield a high return on investment. Stay timeless with your updates, but also pay attention to trends.

  • Increase usable space. Add an extra bathroom, upgrade or expand your kitchen and/or master bedroom suite, add more closet space, or convert unused space to a more functional space, like a spare bedroom to a home office or basement into the ultimate hangout space.

  • Lighten and brighten your rooms with light, neutral-colored paints and remove rugs. Remove dated blinds and curtains, letting in more light. Installing french doors or skylights also opens up a room and makes it look larger.

  • Revitalize your exterior. Updated landscaping will draw in buyers before they even walk through the door. Make sure your shrubs, trees, and grass are trimmed. Consider adding pavers. Colorful plants and a freshly painted pop of color on your front door can really add to the charm factor as well. And everybody loves a firepit!

  • And if nothing else DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER. Oh yes, did we already say DECLUTTER :)

The market value VS renovation cost

If your kitchen renovation is going to cost 40k for example, you need to evaluate if it will be worth it to invest in to be able to get a return. If you don't have much room for profit, say if you have a high balance on your mortgage, and a reno project puts you over the market value of the property, you won't be able to walk away with a profit. Talk to us before starting a major upgrade so we can advise you on the current value of your home and we can evaluate together if taking on a project will enhance your profit margin or detract from it.

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