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2019-04-16 16:12:22
Change is good… especially when it comes to home improvements!

Home owners frequently call me before they sell anticipating the big move and the number one question is “what do I need to do to create interest and get the most value from my home?” It’s a great question and based on the North America Realtors Association Home Staging Report for 2019, the three most important rooms from a buyer’s perspective are: the living room, the bedroom and the kitchen. A successful agent is inherently a good designer, I have gone one step further and become a certified interior designer and I offer my clients a free home consultation on how to prepare your home for the market. Regardless of whether your sale is in your near future or years down the road, it makes sense to beautify your home and enjoy the improvements prior to the sale.  

A recent client gave me a budget of $10,000 to prep his home for sale, we collaborated on ideas and decided on the following; paint, freshen up both bathrooms (new vanities, new fixtures, mirrors, and floors), new kitchen sink faucet, kitchen pulls, fireplace facelift, beautify front entry with new landscaping and stage the main living areas and master bedroom. Wow, all that for $10,000? Yes, thanks to my team of professionals! The best part is the return my client received for his investment. The home sold for an additional $45,000 in 3 days. Here are my quick iPhone “Before” photos and the professional photos of the “After.”  

Before


Master bath


Guest bath


Hidden fireplace


Fireplace

After


Master bath: new vanity, fixtures, mirrors, flooring 


Guest bath: new vanity, fixtures, mirror, reglazed the tub/shower and reused the shower curtain 


Staged living room and finished fire place 

Sources:
Vanities/fixtures/mirrors from All Modern
 - https://www.allmodern.com/ 
Home Staging by Om Home  - https://www.omhomestaging.com


 
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