#Replay – Thank you for … by shaneinman

Thank you for your question – one that I am asked a lot and one that makes a lot of sense

Whenever I have a new client, the first thing I ask at our very first meeting is whether there are plans for selling on the horizon. The answer to this question allows me to determine how we will design the exterior/exterior – for the existing homeowners or for the potential buyer.

If you are planning on sprucing up your home for future investment – good for you! There will be nothing more rewarding – mentally as well as financially. With that being said – here are my top 3 investments that anyone can make to an interior:

1. Countertops – Kitchens and bathrooms are your number one return-on-investment for any property. However, one may not have the entire budget required to do a full over-haul as Kitchens and Bathrooms require the most money because of all the moving variables required (plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, plumbing, electrical, etc.). A great way around doing a full remodel is to just replace the countertops. Adding new stone or engineered stone countertops will make your kitchen come alive again. Should you need a countertop quote – Stratus Granite & Marble located in Traverse City have been servicing my client base for over 15 years.
2. Carpeting – If your home has wall-to-wall carpeting that has been in place for a while, it may be safe to assume that it may appear lackluster. Removing your existing carpet and installing new will not only bring the space back to life but it will do a miracle on any existing allergies. Should you decide on new carpeting – call the experts at Floor Covering Brokers and they will guide you through the entire process.
3. Repair Odds & Ends – It may sound funny but many homes have a mountain of odds and ends that need repair. It is very easy for us to overlook or even forget about something very small (like a door that won’t close to a piece of cabinet hardware that has fallen off) that has become damaged or broken in our home. The best thing one can do before selling is to take walk through your home with a fine-toothed-comb and make a list of every little repair that you can do yourself. Then, do them all! You will amaze yourself at what you are capable of doing when you put in the time and commitment.

Thank you for your question
Shane