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Remodel or Move?

When you find that your home is no longer a perfect fit it seems natural to start making small improvements.  It often starts innocently enough.  New paint for this room, new flooring for that room, and the next thing you know you’re back at the home improvement store staring down a series of much larger projects.

Is it better to Remodel or Move?

When you find that your home is no longer a perfect fit it seems natural to start making small improvements.  It often starts innocently enough.  New paint for this room, new flooring for that room, and the next thing you know you’re back at the home improvement store staring down a series of much larger projects.  Then it hits you.  This is going to be a lot of work, money, and time…  Is it time to call a licensed contractor?  Is it time to call a REALTOR®?

Remodel or Move?The answer to this conundrum is dependent on a number of factors – factors you will have to weigh and contrast against your own priorities.  It isn’t uncommon once you start down the road of making improvements to your living space that you quickly realize that perhaps a new home might be a better fit.  Let’s look at a few options you may considering

Remodel & Keep

The less items on your wish list the higher the likelihood it might be easier to just stay put – but, the more expensive the remodel, the longer you may need to stay to make the investment pay off financially.

Sell as-is

Whether your home has little to improve or quite a bit – this is often the most desirable option when selling is at the top of the list of options.

Touch-up & Sell

If you want top dollar for your home, your REALTOR® may provide you with a list of touch up items to tackle before presenting your property to the public.  These items can range from landscaping chores, filling small holes in the wall, adding fresh paint, a deep carpet clean, and securing loose fixtures.
These types of tasks are often the easier, least expensive, and as a result, provide the largest returns.  It’s often faster and easier to hire a professional to tackle these tasks as they already have the tools and experience to hammer out the projects.

Remodel & Sell

Some may get the urge to turn their property into their dream home with the hope of a bigger selling price.  You may want to resist this urge as many upgrades will not immediately return promising gains on your time and financial investment – of course, projects and markets vary.

When you find that your home is no longer a perfect fit it seems natural to start making small improvements.  It often starts innocently enough.  New paint for this room, new flooring for that room, and the next thing you know you’re back at the home improvement store staring down a series of much larger projects.  Then it hits you.  This is going to be a lot of work, money, and time…  Is it time to call a licensed contractor?  Is it time to call a REALTOR®?

Remodel or Move?The answer to this conundrum is dependent on a number of factors – factors you will have to weigh and contrast against your own priorities.  It isn’t uncommon once you start down the road of making improvements to your living space that you quickly realize that perhaps a new home might be a better fit.  Let’s look at a few options you may considering

Remodel & Keep

The less items on your wish list the higher the likelihood it might be easier to just stay put – but, the more expensive the remodel, the longer you may need to stay to make the investment pay off financially.

Sell as-is

Whether your home has little to improve or quite a bit – this is often the most desirable option when selling is at the top of the list of options.

Touch-up & Sell

If you want top dollar for your home, your REALTOR® may provide you with a list of touch up items to tackle before presenting your property to the public.  These items can range from landscaping chores, filling small holes in the wall, adding fresh paint, a deep carpet clean, and securing loose fixtures.
These types of tasks are often the easier, least expensive, and as a result, provide the largest returns.  It’s often faster and easier to hire a professional to tackle these tasks as they already have the tools and experience to hammer out the projects.

Remodel & Sell

Some may get the urge to turn their property into their dream home with the hope of a bigger selling price.  You may want to resist this urge as many upgrades will not immediately return promising gains on your time and financial investment – of course, projects and markets vary.

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A Real Estate Professional With Stellar Property Assessment, Marketing and Negotiation Skills, Kent works closely with his clients to help them find their ideal dream home. His wealth of business and real estate experience provides assurance and peace of mind to clients as they navigate the complicated sales process. They trust him to have the knowledge needed to make good decisions during their transaction.

Quite simply, he is trusted. With a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients’ interests, Kent’s savvy negotiations and cutting edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Kent’s service. Kent is exceptionally well-respected not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his client’s success.

Visionary. As a licensed Broker and REALTOR®, Kent uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. He helps his clients see properties in a visionary light of past, present and future potential and value. Kent initiates communication in every phase of the transaction, and handles every minute detail from the first phone call all the way through to the closing table.

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