I have presented numerous articles on the critical steps to take in preparing the look and feel of your home, not only for your personal satisfaction, but for making it look flawless and top notch when preparing and considering placing it on the market for sale. … It can be a lot of work, or it can be simplified if you have a plan and stick to it regularly.
As we all know, people tend to procrastinate and postponing things will hurt your wallet! Most homeowners just don’t want to face the fact that no matter how long you put off housework and projects, and when grouped into the Monday morning quarterback crowd where most live, they end up either “waking up and sniffing coffee. “, Or go on stage. to the plate and be responsible and diligent in the understanding that they must follow through or suffer the consequences with a lower selling price.
I try to advise all of my clients (or help them with a solid and stress-free short-term or long-term plan) to sit down and create either an Excel spreadsheet or a simplified outline of what really needs to be done. This will greatly simplify the repair and work with the least headache, and also reduce the number of potential disputes with your significant other.
Interior is another area of major concern when it comes to having a good time in your home, as well as what you need to do to be active and just keep up with the beautiful living environment. I also understand and fully understand that for many, the Covid-19 pandemic has put an end to many improvements and even basic repairs due to the loss of income from work and / or business.
However, have you ever thought about becoming and becoming a DIYer (do it yourself) to save a boatload of eateries? Well, so many are returning to this method and enjoying the journey to learn how to do so many jobs and projects on their own. It’s almost like becoming a general contractor and hiring day laborers, which is an art in itself, or having family and friends participate in their work. You can reap the financial and satisfying benefits of greater self-sufficiency and improved ROI on not only your own main home but also your investment property. This trend is growing exponentially, as you can read further on these links:
https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/blog/desITE-devastating-effects-broader-economy-pandemic-has-been-boon-us-home-improvement and https: //www.jchs.harvard. edu / blog / latest-upturn-diy-remodeling-projects-unknown-continue-long-term and finally https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/909264580/why-home-improvement-has – jumped up and how it changes America.
Sometimes small perks, such as a keg of beer, food, and so on, can go a long way towards satisfying the equation in getting the help you need. However, there are many things you can do yourself without any help. One of the biggest chores is simply decluttering, which almost anyone can complete in a matter of months or just a few weeks, depending on how much clutter you have, what you bring with you, and what you either do. hand out and take the charity deduction (talk to your CPA for advice), take it with you or just throw out the trash.
Most large boxes have “free” classrooms for anything from plumbing, heating, electrical work, and I’ve even seen a few provide interior design classes. However, there are so many presentations on the Internet where you can get an excellent education in what you want to become more professional, and at the same time again, while saving quite a lot of money. It’s like eliminating the middle man where you keep the profit you pass on to the contractor by reducing external costs by becoming a DIY.
Learning new things may seem like a daunting task, but the satisfaction of completing assignments and projects is tantamount to self-satisfaction. It’s like going back to school and getting rewarded for learning instead of taking money out of your pocket. It may not be for everyone, but if you are truly attached and want to save your hard earned money, then my professional opinion is to take the most profitable route.
I train my new and experienced agents in very similar concepts: learn, listen, internalize, and most importantly, practice and apply my new knowledge to achieve results, while saving a lot of time, effort and money as you earn. So, as a new or experienced homeowner, being a DIYer will put more money back in your pocket when you’re ready to sell.
Philip A. Rice is the owner / broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 in Great Neck. He has 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and is a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) as well as a Certified International Real Estate Specialist (CIPS). For a “FREE” 15 minute consultation, an analysis of the value of your home, or to answer any questions or concerns you may have with it, please call the mobile phone: (516) 647-4289 or email: Phil@TurnKeyRealEstate.Com