How you live in a home and how it should be presented for sale are very different. Prospective buyers need to be able to see themselves living in your home. To create this environment, most homes need to be de-cluttered, cleaned, and staged. Some homes need to be refreshed with paint, new carpeting, and refinished floors, while others benefit from more major updates. It's all about Return on Investment. If a prospective seller invests $40,000 it can mean an increase in their sale price of $200,000 or more. I've done it many times and I can tell you how these changes might impact your home sale.
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Sometimes our listings need minimal touch ups to prepare the market, but some, like this home, require large-scale renovations. In this case, we removed walls, updated every room, and refreshed the exterior. The home was lovingly-maintained and had a huge amount of character, and we managed to preserve the charm and integrity of the property while making the necessary changes to appeal to the most buyers.
Moments from downtown Los Altos, this family home sits on a rare, expansive level lot. While the floor plan and overall presentation was good, the house needed some fine tuning before hitting the market. Three weeks of work totally transformed the property, and after two weeks on the market we were in contract!
This home is located in premier North Los Altos on a large corner lot, and benefitted from a spacious, family-friendly floor plan. Both the interior and exterior were in need of a full refresh before hitting the market. This was a fairly large-scale project that took 6 weeks to complete with a budget of around $100,000. After all was said and done, the renovations were worth it as we sold after just one week on the market!
This home sat on a mostly level lot of over one acre close to downtown. The house had a nice, flowing floor plan, but was fairly outdated and in need of repair. After 4 weeks of home prep we went on the market, received 11 offers after 6 days, and closed for $671,000 over the asking price!
This townhome is an excellent location on the edge of Palo Alto and Los Altos. The floor plan is great with the main living areas on the main floor and the bedrooms privately located upstairs. We went in and did the necessary upgrades to make it show ready.
This home was in a gorgeous setting, but required extensive remodeling to prepare for the market. In just a month and a half it was completely transformed and the result was a quick sale. Proof that proper preparation makes all the difference in this changing market!
This spacious 4,812 square foot home is located on a rare, landscaped one acre lot just minutes to the Los Altos Village. The home features a large kitchen with two islands, expansive family room with entertainment bar, formal living and dining rooms and large master bedroom suite.
This townhome is in a prime downtown Palo Alto location just 3 blocks to shopping and dining on University Avenue. After our clients moved out we went in and did the necessary updates before going on the market. The finished home looked clean and updated.
Located in a great neighborhood, this home was loved by the same family for almost 30 years and was ready for some updating before it hit the market. We refinished the floors, painted inside and out, purchased new fixtures and appliances, revamped the bathrooms, and staged.
This property had a wonderful spacious yard, but when we took on the listing, the once well-looked-after garden was overgrown and in need of some care. We brought in our landscaper and after just three days of work, the yard looked beautiful and we were ready for the market!
This classic traditional home required numerous updates before we hit the market. Over the course of 6 weeks, we packed up the house, updated the kitchen, repaired flooring, installed a new garage door, painted, landscaped, cleaned, and staged. The results were beautiful.
This home featured a very unique design and panoramic views of the entire Silicon Valley. I worked with my project manager to oversee all repairs, cleaning, inspections, and necessary updates over a 3-week period. The house turned out beautifully!
We made it our goal to focus on the kitchen, master bathroom, and exterior to bring this home up to show quality. While being mindful of the budget and timeline, we performed necessary upgrades and fixed problems in areas that had been neglected.
My clients asked me to sell their mother’s house in North Los Altos. The house was in good condition, but needed just over $40,000 worth of updates to bring it up to showing condition. In just 3 weeks, we completed the home prep and put it on the market with amazing results.