Remodeling Tips to Consider if You Ever Plan on Moving

Many of our clients get excited when they consider all the possibilities of remodeling their home. Customizing your space to fit your needs can really make your life easier and more enjoyable. However, it’s important to consider how these changes will influence the resale value of your home should you ever need to sell.…

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Reconsider putting in a pool





Having your own private pool sounds like a neat idea, but in reality, most homeowners quickly grow tired of the cost and responsibilities required to maintain it. Buyers tend to lose interest when they consider what it will mean to have a pool – including that it could increase their homeowner’s insurance rate and be an unattractive eyesore in the winter months when leaves and debris collect on top of the pool cover.


Renovating and customizing your home can be a fun experience, but it’s definitely important to keep in mind what the changes will mean for your home’s resale value later on.


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Backyard sports courts aren’t everyone’s preference





Unless the home buyer shares your passion for sports, a backyard court will be a setback when trying to sell your home. While a multipurpose patch of asphalt may be considered an added bonus by some, for most it’s a waste of valuable space that will need to be removed. Don’t expect to recoup the cost of this renovation when it comes time to sell.…

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Don’t over-do accessibility





Remodeling your home for aging in place is a growing trend among older folks who intend to live in their home for the rest of their lives. When the time comes to sell, however, features like stair lifts, walk-in tubs, or wheelchair ramps may hinder resale value. Less invasive amenities like roll-out cabinets, curbless showers, nonslip flooring, and enhanced lighting, are better options, which can be beneficial at any age.…

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Carefully choose your countertops




Installing new counters is a great home investment that can really pay off when you get ready to move. However, be aware of what materials are ideal and which are not. Soapstone and marble, for example, are red flags to some home shoppers, as their resilience pales in comparison to engineered quartz or granite. It’s best to choose a material that is durable and easy to maintain.…

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Don’t combine bedrooms





Similar to converting your garage, combining bedrooms to create a bigger master suite can threaten resale value. A three-bedroom home commands a significantly higher sale price than a two-bedroom of comparable square footage. So, no matter how beautiful your renovation may be, if it means reducing your overall number of bedrooms, you may lose out on future home buyers.…

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 Keep the garage





Many of our clients request bids to convert their garage into something – whether it’s a bedroom, home office, or guest house. While this might seem like a solution to your current needs, it’s important to keep in mind how this will affect your home’s resale value. Most buyers want a garage for practical reasons, and not having one could be a deal breaker.…

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Take advantage of lighting




The brightness of a room can make a huge impact on its appearance. Not only will the space feel larger and more open, but will also allow for buyers to feel more confident in what they are seeing. Having a window installed or widened is a great option for small, dark rooms. Adding light colored paint, sheer curtains and bright light fixtures can also remedy the problem.…

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