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Before and After- Just Sold Single Story Home in Close-In South Austin

Real Estate Broker/Owner with E-Rae Realty 651873

Yesterday, this great recently-remodeled single-story home in South Austin was sold. I began working with these clients back in August, when we first began to strategize the best course of action to sell this home.  My clients had owned the property for almost thirty years, but it had always been an investment property.  When I first visited the home, I came to the conclusion that remodeling it, and then selling would likely be the most lucrative option for my clients.


The tenants had left a considerable amount of stuff in the home, and our first project was to clear out all of their belongings.  We moved everything to the garage, and I posted a free stuff listing on craigslist.  Within hours most of the items were removed.  I called Salvation Army and scheduled a time for them to pick up the rest of the items.  


We worked together to determine the items that would provide the best bang for their buck in terms of a return on their investment.  When we had a list of repair/remodel items we called in the contractors.  We received bids from at least 5 different contractors for the entire project, and then received individual bids for some items like windows.  Ultimately, we found a great contractor who was able to do the majority of the work for an affordable price.


These are some of the before and after photos from the remodel of this single story home in Austin's 78745 zip.


before and after pic 405 Arbor 78745


before and after pic 405 Arbor 78745

before and after pic 405 Arbor 78745

before and after pic 405 Arbor 78745


The entire home received a fresh coat of paint inside and out.  New flooring was installed throughout.  In the kitchen we kept the original cabinets, but repainted them and added new hardware.  New counter tops, backsplash, and appliances were also installed.


We got rid of the outdated pink tile in the bath, and added a modern tub to ceiling tile.  We also put new vanities, new counter tops, and new toilets in both baths.


This was more than just a cosmetic remodel.  The HVAC, hot water heater, and roof were also replaced.  Overall, this project took a decent amount of time; however, the money spent was well-worth it.  My clients were able to sell there home for way more than they could have sold it for had the remodel not occurred.  

Posted by
Erika Rae Albert 
Broker, Realtor®, GRI
108 Wild Basin Road South Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
t: 512-779-7597
e: erika@shesellsaustin.com
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Amazing pictures. What a difference. Glad your clients were able to sell it for much more after the updates. 

Feb 28, 2018 07:35 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Congrats to you and your seller Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert 

Feb 28, 2018 08:25 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

What an amazing job on the remodel and congrats on the sale. I love the floors.

Feb 28, 2018 01:16 PM
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert

Thank you!

Mar 01, 2018 06:35 AM
Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

Wow! What an incredible transformation! I love that flooring in the living area. Really brightens up the whole room.


Mar 05, 2018 07:13 AM