Need to Renovate, Contact your REALTOR®

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

It goes without saying that homes are in constant need of maintenance and repairs.  Maintenance, if not performed regularly, can lead to repairs.   Styles and finishes change periodically and so homeowners also need to swap out finishes.  Each time a home needs maintenance, repairs or updating, homeowners should consider contacting a realtor.  

 

Why would a homeowner need to contact a realtor for those questions or referrals?   After all, don't they just help home sellers and home buyers? 

 

Yes and Yes, but as a part of home sales, realtors help home buyers and sellers locate trusted repairmen and trades to make repairs and upgrades.   Typically, realtors maintain lists of these vendors for quick phone calls to answer questions and provide quotes for repair items. 

 

The list of vendors also includes designers, stagers, landscape architects, general contractors, builders, plumbers, electricians, and handymen to name a few.

 

Other ways  REALTORs® benefits homeowners :

  • Maintain a level of upgrades consistent with the neighborhood
  • Understand what's timely vs what's  a trend
  • Offer suggestions based on seeing other homes
  • Consider life changes versus resale of a home

 

Realtors also understand general construction.  For instance, if the buyer of a home wants to make changes after purchasing and a realtor attended a home inspection, a discussion can ensue with thoughts, ideas, and vendors to help a homeowner improve that home.  

 

It's always a good idea to hire a general contractor to perform major changes.  But in Arizona, a primary owner/occupant can act as their own general contractor and hire their own sub contractors.   

 

Therefore, it's wise for home owners to contact their realtor they've used in the past for more than one recommendation for each type of repair. 

 

It's my policy to attend every home inspection, keeping copies of home inspections for future reference, and maintain a list of trusted vendors.  Having that relationship from previous repairs ensures a good outcome for homeowners.  And if a vendor can't be trusted to provide timely responses with estimates, that vendor is off the list!  Quality workmanship and timeliness is of the utmost importance in real estate transactions! 

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Comments (31)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jan and Happy Easter to you and hope the Easter Bunny was good to you and you have lots on your table!

 

Apr 17, 2022 10:15 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Jan Green - You made a lot of great points, and our clients should give us a call.  We can help! 

I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter.

Soldiers Pass Sedona Easter Sunrise

Apr 17, 2022 04:32 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for stopping by John Pusa !

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. !  I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend ;) 

Thank you Richard Weeks - you too!  One of my daughters lives in Frisco and I've been in and out of your area for YEARS to see a sister, sister-in-law.....  Massive growth there! 

 

Apr 18, 2022 10:17 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat , you as well!  

Grant Schneider having an army of contacts over the years is a good conversation point for realtors! 

Apr 18, 2022 10:18 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Likewise Kat Palmiotti , hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Nina Hollander, Broker I bet you have a LONG list of vendors.  Our networks are a gold mine!

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - good for you!  Have a great day!

 

Apr 18, 2022 10:20 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Spot on Wayne Martin !  Anytime we can provide a benefit and a call to clients is a good thing!

So true Michael Jacobs and maintaining contact is a good thing :) 

Apr 18, 2022 10:30 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Carol Williams very true. If I can't maintain contact with a vendor, they aren't referred.  And the vendors that do get referrals are happy to answer the phone.  Just this past weekend I was working with a GC doing repairs before a closing and everyone is happy with the service provided, communication for the buyer, and the seller knows he can count on me to provide great trades.  It' s a win, win, win & a win!

Apr 18, 2022 10:31 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Will Hamm , I hope you're doing well and had a wonderful Easter! 

Beautiful photography as always Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !  Likewise, I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  It was a beautiful day :) 

Apr 18, 2022 10:32 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

This so timely Jan. A past client just asked to be referred to a good tile person for new flooring. That is trust!

Apr 18, 2022 03:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jan, great reminder to homeowners!   Another reason they may want to call, is to see if their remodeling will add value.    One of my past clients years ago finished their basement, put WAY too much into the reno, and did not get it back.

Apr 19, 2022 09:03 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Good for you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! !  It's great to be the go-to source for your clients!  

That is an issue with renovations for clients Joan Cox !  So important! 

Apr 20, 2022 06:34 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Yeah you really never know what your options are unless you ask—- even if you think it’s silly

Apr 22, 2022 09:41 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Jan, I tell my clients this too. It's always good to remind them to get a permit so there aren't issues when you sell the home. I'm happy to share my vendors or help find vendors. Some clients do reach out and I'm always happy to hear from them. I love when they send me photos of their home projects.

Apr 23, 2022 06:19 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Jan,

So true. If you live in an older neighborhood (30+ years), often your neighbors have started renovating and updating their kitchens an bathrooms at a minimum. Your Realtor probably has seen a few of those updated homes and said to themselves "Wow, that is a great way to make that work better!" They can give you ideas about issues that many others find cumbersome too and what they did about it.

Apr 23, 2022 07:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jan:

We can absolutely be a great resource for buyers and sellers, and not just when it comes time to buy or sell. I often reach out to people I know in the business for their recommendations if I don't have one when needed.

Jeff

 

Apr 23, 2022 11:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for inspiring me with your blog post today. It was great Jan 🙂

Apr 23, 2022 07:59 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very true Laura Cerrano !  Realtors have lots of resources since we're helping negotiate and process repairs with every transaction. 

That's great Carla Freund !  Seeing the before and after means they thought enough of you to stay in contact and share their updates.  Great job!

Apr 25, 2022 07:08 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

For sure Dorte Engel !  That's why I share my efforts in my 1979 block home with others.  You never know who you might help along the way! 

Smart business Jeff Dowler, CRS !  It's always a good idea to maintain a current list of vendors who are still in business.  Good for you Jeff!

Apr 25, 2022 07:10 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Glad to be of help Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS .  Repairs and the negotiation thereof are a big topic in housing!  

Apr 25, 2022 07:11 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Realtors know which renovations add value and which actually reduce the value of the home.

May 06, 2022 06:45 PM