What to do first?
Depending on your situation, there are a few different ways to go when updating your home to 2015 standards. Obviously, if you plan to stay there for 10 to 15 more years, you can space out what remodels you really want to do to make it a better place for you and your loved ones to live. Perhaps each year with your tax returns you tackle a different room. Or use your work bonus to spruce up the house every couple of years. Doing major remodels and renovations is much different than just changing the wall color or refurbishing the deck. Major remodels take time, money and plenty of patience so it’s important to pick and choose wisely. Of course, you’d love to update your home, but do you have the time, money and patience? Sure, everyone would love a modern 2015 kitchen or a luxurious bathroom.
Now, if you are looking to sell your home and need to do some updates, there are a few things you should be aware of. What makes your home more valuable? Granite, tile, new kitchen, stainless steel appliances, new vinyl windows…we could go on and on. Do you realize that most homes built today are already updated to today’s standards. Chances are if you bought a house even just ten years ago, your cabinets, floors and woodwork are all out of date.
So why do you think your house is worth just as much as the new one being built down the street. It’s simple. You take pride in your home and what you have done to it. It’s perfectly normal to have this misconception, but when it comes time to sell, many of us will be disappointed that we can get as much money as the house across the street with the granite kitchen and new hardwood floors.
All it takes to update your home is money. Sounds easy, right? Now you have to find the right contractors who will not only keep on budget, also keep on your precious time-line as well. And then think about putting it on the market, after all that time and money you spent sprucing it up? There’s other options out there and a quick visit with one of our acquisition team members can help give you the best options for you and your family when it comes to selling. Perhaps you can keep that extra money in your pocket and save yourself the headache of updating your house yourself.
Please give us a call today and see what we can do for you. We won’t ever waste your time.