Kitchens, Kitchens, Kitchens. BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Real Estate Agent with Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net

Kitchens are powerful tools that can add or detract from a home’s potential. They are the heart of the home to the living room’s hearth. As everyone knows, the stomach is the way to win favor with anyone—even potential buyers. Just think about how much time is spent in a kitchen. Three meals a day. Every day. Every year. Holidays center around the food produced there, and midnight snacks are only held within the glow of the fridge.

So how do sellers maximize the BANG of the kitchen?

Look at other’s in your area: What is selling at what price in your neighborhood. What features do those areas have? If you spend time and money on a huge remodel, the appraisal may not rise significantly depending on what has sold around you. This is an extremely importance piece of the equation.

Know what your house is worth: High end finishes are expected in home houses, but not all. Highly functional kitchen space is desired more than features and if your kitchen maintains a certain class about it, then the hardwood or granite can be substituted by concrete counters, tile, pergo, ect.  Know where you and your listing are in terms of what is expected and go from there.

Keep in clean/fresh/and realistic: In the end, a kitchen can sell a house, but this means a well-kept kitchen has that potential too. 


Comments (2)

Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Great Kitchen pictures. I agree that you remodeling your home in top end features should really only be done in top end homes where it would be expected.

Apr 01, 2012 11:57 PM
Beth Spradley
Beth Spradley, LLC - Cape Coral, FL
Selling Homes & Investments in Florida and Alabama

I like the focus on being realistic.  Great pictures of Bozeman home kitchens.

Jul 04, 2012 12:29 AM