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Do you want to remodel to sell your home?
Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • Posted April 28, 2009 10:00 PM

Thinking about selling your home, but you think you need to remodel it first? Stop…don’t spend money to remodel before you sell. If your home needs paint, then just think about putting a coat of paint on your home to sell it. Clean up your house and yard before you put it on the market. Chances are if you want to remodel, it might not be what the potential new buyers will want. Sometimes, the money you spend to remodel will not necessarily be what the buyer would have chosen. If you are in the middle of a project, you might want to complete it for your home to show well. If you do need to paint, select neutral colors for the rooms, trim, and exterior.

One other thing to consider, if your home is outdated you can give an allowance to the potential buyer to allow them to remodel to their taste. If you are unsure of the amount to negotiate with, ask a builder to quote you some figures for flooring, bathroom upgrades, kitchen upgrades, etc. This will help you in the negotiation process.

If you do remodel, keep it simple. Don’t select wild colors for the things you will replace. Don’t select a mauve toilet and bathtub, cork flooring, concrete kitchen counters, etc. These things could only delay the sell of your place. Go with basic selections. Stick with a white toilet and bathtub, neutral tiles or carpet, granite or laminate counters, etc.

The main things in preparing to sell your home are no clutter, clean, inviting, maybe a coat of paint, and being prepared to know what the upgrades might cost. Ask your builder or realtor to help you out.

Always look at the Texas Registered Commission Construction site for registered builders. http://www.trcc.state.tx.us or by calling 877-651-TRCC.

For additional Help, Information, or Services contact Debbie at (830) 833-4249 or dhomeier@moment.net .

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