This series of posts will focus on Frequently Asked Questions. I'll be posting ten this month, then one FAQ each month after. Feel free to send me your question. It might just get featured, and it will get an answer.
So, you are thinking of remodeling your home. Whenever I hear anyone talk about remodeling, my first question is always, "Have you consulted your real estate agent?" I usually get a blank stare and an answer about how the remodel will certainly pay for itself.
Here are the facts. Remodel for yourself and your enjoyment. Bringing an agent in will certainly help with the process with ideas that you might not have thought about and to help you with re-sale considerations. Today, I stopped at a contact's house to review her home remodeling plans, making some suggestions about aging in place, neighborhood trends, and under-the-stairs storage ideas. Ultimately, she is taking on some of my ideas and contacting a few people that I recommended, but there were other ideas that she rejected. She did the right thing. She is making choices to make the home more enjoyable for her particular situation.
If you are looking for remodeling specifically to sell your home, talk to your real estate agent first. Many things that you need to do are easy and affordable, as demonstrated in a recent article by the National Association of Realtors on "6 Worth-the-Price Fix Ups." Go and do those second, then think about the pricier options.
Every year, the National Association of Realtors produces a Cost vs. Value report on remodeling. For a copy or to ask me a remodeling question, please email me at email@example.com
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