Remodeling Selling a home is an exciting yet emotional time in a person’s life. As a local Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTOR working with all types of buyers, I see and understand what sells. Did you know that if your home is over 5 years old, buyers may consider it to be “old”? According to an article written by Samuel Weigley for 24/7 Wall St., 40% of buyers are willing to pay more for a newer home. Those willing to pay more for a newer home are willing to pay an extra $5,020.00 in the purchase price.
“With years of real estate experience I see the power the Seller gains when they take the time to update their home. Utilize your REALTOR’s experience and knowledge. It’s one of the BEST things you can do!”
It can be a lot of work and money to keep up with the growing trends in today’s market, but luckily, there are several quick
and cost efficient fixes a person can do to get top dollar for their home. Kitchens are the first place to start as they tend to be the heart of every home.
Countertops remain one of the top areas of interest for buyers. Granite and other solid surfaces are the most popular and a good investment when getting your home ready to put on the market. Homeowners will likely recover the cost of replacement, if not more when they sell their home with countertop upgrades. On average, Samuel Weigley estimates that 55% of home buyers are willing to pay $1,620.00 more for a home with granite countertops.
Updated and clean cabinetry is another must have on a buyers’ list. Many of today’s trends focus on color ranging from creamy whites to dark espresso finishes versus cabinetry type.
Before you begin your remodel, take the time to place yourself in buyer’s perspective as you walk through your house, and use that as your guide. What are the things YOU would expect if YOU were looking to purchase this house? What would YOU change? Changing your frame of reference will help you be successful in getting your house ready to market, will attract more buyers, and will shorten the time it takes for your house to sell.
As previously mentioned, buyers consider the kitchen one of the most important selling points in the house. As local owners of Corbella Kitchen and Bathroom we pride ourselves on creatively designing spaces and offer simple and cost effective solutions to get the most return on your investment.
Laminate countertops are a thing of the past and with new Quartz or Granite countertops your kitchen will look like new again! Granite can often end up costing more than quartz since it is a natural rock. Quartz is fast becoming the most popular kitchen countertop material because it’s resistant to stains, heat, scratches & abrasion. You can also purchase quartz in a ½ slab helping reduce the expense. We have many samples of granite & quartz in our showroom to help you weigh the options and see which coordinates best with your cabinets finish.
Another kitchen solution is cabinet refinishing instead of replacing. It’s an affordable way to get a new look for your existing cabinets without the time consuming, messy and costly method of re-stripping or replacing. Change the color, not the cabinet! Cabinet refinishing process takes 7-10 days and it’s 40% the cost of new cabinets.
“Experience is one of our strong points in designing home spaces. We have been in the remodeling industry since 1996 and bring years of experience to your project.”
Getting top dollar for your house is the ultimate goal.
by Kristy Thurber, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty & Brandis Rodriguez with Corbella Kitchen & Bathroom
Article Feature In: Mandarin Life & Style Magazine