“I don’t want to deal with the stress of renovating.”
While it’s true that typical home improvement projects can be taxing on the homeowner, pre-sale renovation is a completely different ballgame, especially if you work with a company that specializes in pre-sale home improvements (like us).
Since we’re renovating with resale in mind, we work from a portfolio of materials we know buyers will love, eliminating the need for homeowners to spend time visiting showrooms, sorting through samples, or ordering materials. And since we aren’t paid for our work until the house sells, we move significantly faster than normal contractors, completing most of our projects in 3-8 weeks.
“It’s too expensive.”
Pre-sale home renovation projects don’t have to be outrageously expensive. The key is exclusively investing in the projects that will affect the list price, and foregoing those that won’t. For example, buyers want an updated kitchen, bathrooms, and flooring. Investing in these rooms is a financially wise decision, as is taking down outdated wall paper, painting all walls neutral colors, and curb appeal landscaping.
Other upgrades might not be worth the cost. We often clean and stretch carpets instead of replacing them when we do our renovations, if the carpet is still in fairly good condition. We recommend using quality stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, but we do not recommend that sellers choose chef’s-kitchen-style appliances, which can cost double.