It’s the 3rd Tuesday of November, which means we are providing our first edition of Home Improvement tips. We wanted to start with a question I think many current homeowners contemplate. What home improvements will I see the biggest return on invest? Now depending on your search engine you may see many of these articles around the web as “professionals” try to give their opinions to their readers. Well, here at Roger Fazendin REALTORS® we spoke with a couple of OUR professionals to see what insight they would have to offer. I presented 3 different agents with a similar circumstance: advise a client, who was on the verge of listing their home, on improving one room and one room only in their residence. The three professionals I spoke with are well versed with such a scenario as they maintain over 65 years of experience in the real estate business. Interestingly enough, their answers were confidently synchronized.
Dick Willis quickly stated, “Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses….but if I had to choose one I would say the kitchen is where you would see the biggest return.” Amy Beauchamp had a great analogy to explain why the kitchen is where she would put her money, “It is the heart of the home, and everyone congregates there.” Carol Alber agreed, “It is the core of the home and tends to be the center of activity in the residence. It makes the most economical sense to update the kitchen first.”
Alright, so we are going to invest our resources in the kitchen. Where should we start? All three agents, again, were unified in their suggestions, “I’d start with the appliances and countertops. They tend to provide the first impression of the kitchen.” When considering your options our team recommended a stainless steel style. (say that 10 times fast!) Carol offers insight as to why stainless steel, “Stainless steel can make the whole room feel updated…more of a modern look.” If you’re budget is a little lighter, Amy suggests some reasonable options that make a big difference, “Small improvements to the Kitchen’s hardware or a little paint can go a long way. Something as simple as the staging of your kitchen can really appeal to a potential buyer.”
If you are considering listing your home now or in the future, and could use some more detailed suggestions when it comes to improving the look of your home call our versions of Bob Vila – Dick Willis, Amy Beauchamp or Carol Alber. Next Tuesday is our first edition of Mailbag. For this segment we select a question from one of our readers. If you have a question, please feel free to comment on this post or any other one. If you would rather email send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and Andy will pass it on to our nerve center. Thanks for reading.