Should I Remodel my Home Before I Sell?

Home sellers LOVE to overthink every aesthetic detail of their home before listing it on the market. They believe that every little thing that could be improved must be; otherwise, they won’t get top dollar for their home. Personally, I blame HGTV. As a real estate agent who’s been listing homes for over a decade, I can confidently say to you: DO NOT remodel your home! 

But My New Counters!

If you really want to remodel, don’t pull the trigger until you have one of our seasoned brokers out to your property. I’ve been to several homes that someone recently remodeled (before speaking to us), and, commonly, they’ll have remodeled things that won’t make much of a difference in the price. Oftentimes, the seller just poured money into a home project that isn’t going to give them a significant return. We don’t want you spending thousands of dollars on something that might be torn out the second the buyer moves in. 

What’s Worth Your Dollar?

As real estate agents, we know what projects are worth your dollar; foundation, sewer lines, furnace, water heating, mold, roofing, siding, etc. These are the features of your home that will have a much larger determination of your home price if they’re adequately addressed before listing. And even then, sometimes these things don’t need to be taken care of by the seller. In some circumstances, buyers might not care if the roof or furnace needs work; they’ll do it themselves. That’s why you hire an agent, so we can come out to your property and give you a financial game plan that makes sense for you. 

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