#1. Update flooring. Make sure flooring looks consistent and new.
#2. Change out countertops. Updating countertops to styles that are more current when combined with painting cabinets can freshen up an old kitchen and make it look new.
#3. Changing out old light fixtures and adding in a few new beautiful chandeliers will elevate the look and feel of the entire home.
#4. In some cases you can change the utility of the rooms. An enclave that used to only be an office can also be used as a bedroom if you add a door.
#5. Finally, never ever underestimate the power of fresh paint and fun colors.
Watch to see these examples up close and learn how we make simple changes for our sellers that result in big returns!
“Full disclosure…Ruth has been a personal friend of ours for many years. So we already knew that we could not do better when it came to finding a selling agent, and we were thrilled that she was willing to take on the sale of our Pacifica house even though it was outside of her usual marketing area. Our house was built in 1986 and it showed.
Right from the start, Ruth had a good idea of the renovations and modernizations it needed to maximize its sale value without going overboard. Within a few weeks of our signing with her, she had the plan in place and provided us with a cost estimate. This included roughly two months of work, which she planned to start in January with the goal of getting the house on the market in mid-March, at the peak of the season. When the work was completed, she and her team were exactly on time and even a bit below budget.
The communication throughout was excellent, The Krishnan Team kept us informed every step of the way. This minimally included weekly status updates, but they would also reach out to let us know about key milestones and to solicit any decisions she needed us to make. They were always and immediately responsive to any questions or concerns that we had. Ruth also took the time to walk us through the various documents that we needed to review or sign.
Despite our personal relationship, she and her team were completely professional throughout the entire process. This professionalism, combined with her extensive knowledge, made us feel that she completely “had our backs”.
Unless we can talk her and her family into moving to Virginia where we now live, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever work with her in this way again. But when it does come time to engage with another Realtor®, we can only hope that we will be able to find an agent with the expertise, experience, and professionalism that Ruth and her team bring to the table.”
- C.L., Seller, 435 Beaumont Blvd.
I could not do all of this without my incredible team. Every listing we sell has a full-time project manager so our vendors can be carefully managed and our vision properly implemented. We have a vetted list of vendors that do projects on time and on budget with very careful oversight. Our sellers just hand over the keys, sit back and wait for the proceeds to hit their bank account.
It’s easy to think that properties sell themselves but stories like these show that thoughtful property preparation, correct pricing and solid marketing make a huge difference in the final outcome.
There is no one size fits all approach. Having an experienced agent who not only understands what buyers want but also has a background in design is critical to helping sellers get the highest possible price for their homes.
We’d love the opportunity to help you (or someone you know) sell your home for top dollar.