Many of my clients start their house hunt saying they’re interested in a “fixer upper.” Turns out, “fixer upper” to many people actually means maybe they’d consider painting. Most people truly want move-in ready, without even minor fixes.
For those who have the skills to renovate — or are willing to learn — renovation can pay off when going to sell. Again, though, clients often like the idea conceptually, but really don’t have the time or skills to renovate in a profitable way.
Smart renovators know their skill limits and are willing to hire professionals to tackle certain jobs.
In the photo above, the fireplace used to be off center, with no surrounds and the floors were carpeted. Renovations included centering the fireplace, adding the stone surrounds and a mantle. Plus, new wide-plank wood laminate floors, recessed lighting and all new paint.
This is the family room at 2525 Rio Alayne Court, Sparks, Nevada. This 5 bedroom/3-bath 2,852-square-foot home went on the MLS on Dec. 22, 2015. It is available as I write. If you would like to see it … call soon! Price: $409,900.
What do you think of the upgrades to this home? What would you do differently? Let me know!