Feel the Joy Magazine Winter 2020 - Page 5

If you elect to act as general contractor , websites like Angie ’ s List will have listings for subcontractors you might wish to hire . They also provide reviews , although it ’ s never a bad idea to ask subcontractors for direct references from past customers .
When you decide on a contractor , verify that they are insured to perform the work . This is extremely important in the event of an accident or mistake .
As you oversee the remodel , you ’ ll need to understand the overall project timeline and confirm it is reasonable given how quickly you want to sell . For example , a minor update to the kitchen with updated flooring and appliances can take just a few weeks . On the other hand , an entire
kitchen remodel , including updated flooring , cabinets , countertops , appliances , sink , and lighting and plumbing fixtures can take three to five months . This may or may not be doable for you .
Most importantly , if you ’ re choosing to remodel your home before selling , you will need to determine the cost and if it fits into your budget .
Some upgrades make an impact for less money than a bathroom or kitchen remodel . Painting , for example , is the lowest cost home improvement for the highest profit . You might also consider doing some minor landscaping and flooring and updating light fixtures to generate a smaller but more timely return on investment .
WHICH RENOVATIONS MATTER TO BUYERS ?
Each potential buyer is going to have their own unique taste , but some renovations matter to buyers in general . Thinking about the type of buyers your home is going to appeal to will give you a better sense of what you should focus on .
For example , 40 % of millennial homebuyers aren ’ t willing to put up with renovations and repairs . This means they ’ re looking for a turnkey home . The buyers expect most things , if not everything , to be updated when they move in .
YOUR SELLING SITUATION
Depending on how quickly you need to sell , remodeling
may or may not work with your selling situation . Whether you are relocating for a new job , retiring , downsizing , own a family home through inheritance , or whatever the situation , you may not have the resources , time , and energy needed to complete the necessary upgrades to sell at the higher end of the market .
Selling your home as is takes a tremendous amount of stress off your shoulders and puts money in your wallet sooner . Homestead Road can save you time and money by shifting all the work from you to us . You ’ ll bypass all the hassles and stress and move forward , faster . We are ready to help when your need arises .

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