Should You Love It or List It?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NY Realty
11 N Country Club lane
11 N. Country Club La. (After)
You've probably seen the hit TV show "Love It or List It."  It's based on the idea that homeowners have to decide between keeping their newly renovated home (the "Love It" part) or buy a new home and sell their current one (the "List It" part).
If you are thinking about renovating or selling your home, here's a "Love It or List It" strategy that we would like you to consider:
11 North Country Club lane Briarcliff manor Before
11 N. Country Club La. (Before)
Use the experience of the Leogrande team to help you determine whether or not it makes sense for you to renovate your current home, or list it and find one which already has all the features you desire. We can show you recently-sold properties in your neighborhood, comparable in price, age, square footage and location.  We can help you decide whether it's financially worth it for you to put the work into your current home. If you decide to list it, let us show you other properties that already meet the requirements of your dream home.
With renovations you have to be careful because some homeowners invest so much money into the upgrades that they have priced themselves out of their local market and won't ever get their money back. 
If a renovation makes sense, we can advise you on how to renovate (intelligently) so you can enjoy your better equipped home now and make it much easier to sell when you are ready. 
We can also recommend renovation experts like Kent Johnsson, a terrific White Plains architect we have worked with who can open your eyes to the possibilities in your home and property.
Two examples of renovated properties:
  • N. Country Club La. - a redesigned 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1970 split level that started at 2,950 square feet.  Because of its wonderful location with views of the Hudson River, the home warranted a complete renovation into a 6 bedroom, 6 bath showcase at 4,200 square feet that has increased the value of this property by over 40%!   See this amazing transformation in the photos above. It is currently on the market for $949,900. Call us for more info. 
An expansive patio and beautiful pool were also added.  And if you're considering adding a pool, a basic rule of thumb is if 30% or less of your neighbors have a pool, DON'T do it, as you won't get your money back on your investment. 
  • Albermarle Rd. - Architect Kent Johnsson owns this split level home in White Plains.  Here's a front view of the current home and Kent's redesign that will expand the house and give this property a Wow factor while maintaining a tight construction budget.  Kent Johnsson Architect PLLC, (914) 

    Kent Johnsson Architect (after)
Let's talk about your situation and whether you should "Love It or List It."  Please call Peggy Shea or Gary Leogrande at (914) 761-7878.  We are co-leads of the Leogrande Team at Keller Williams NY Realty in White Plains.  Talk to you soon!  

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I love that show, like a lot of HGTVs although sometimes it makes our jobs harder!

Mar 25, 2016 12:14 AM #1
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

The first renovation is impressive with it's top floor addition, but the second rendering is amazing! How impressive and compelling. If investing this much into a property, I think they should "love it"!

Mar 25, 2016 12:24 AM #2
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Those houses look really adorable. I believe, it is more about location. 

Jun 11, 2016 05:14 PM #3
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