We Know Which Improvements To Make (And Not To Make)

We Know Which Home Improvements To Make (and not to make)

A small investment in this backyard added $100K to its value

Improvements To Make

Simple updates and correct pricing often make our sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars over their asking price. We understand where and when to spend money which is paramount to generating the highest ROI for our clientele.

This charming 2 bed, 1 bath Noe Valley flat’s large, exclusive use backyard with a private deck was one of its most desirable features. We spent $7K on improvements and that added $100K to the selling price of this home.


Improvements To Make


In addition to landscaping the yard we painted the interior and exterior of the home, changed out the light fixtures and added some cool new vinyl to the bathroom floor. We opted out of doing too much to the kitchens and bathrooms. In our experience if a property really needs new kitchens and bathrooms the sellers need to make thorough updates. Otherwise any money spent in order to help sell often detracts buyers as they feel bad tearing it out.

These improvements allowed us to sell the home for $150K more and the best part is the sellers only spent $35K!


Improvements To Make


There is no one size fits all approach. Having an experienced agent who is innovative, understands and can adapt to the ever changing San Francisco market is critical to being able to buy or sell a home – especially right now. Please reach out with any specific questions. We’re here to help!


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Our Stats

We are a Top 5 SF Agent for all sales in 2020 (per MLS). We are ranked in the top 65 small agent teams nationwide (per WSJ Real Trends).

On average, we are getting buyers into contract in less than two offers. Depending on the season and price point, the timing can be as little as a 1-6 weeks. For sellers we are making them more money. Our average list to sale price is 3% higher than the city average.

If you know anyone who is thinking of buying or selling, please connect us. We’d love to help them list or find their perfect home.

I absolutely love the work that I do and the people I get to work with. As my clients know, we are always here for them! Please send us an introduction to anyone you know who might be thinking of buying or selling. It’s never too early to consult a Realtor for strategies.

Call us at 415-735-5867 for a no-obligation consultation or email us at info@ruthkrishnan.com.

August 3, 2020
Before & After , Success Stories
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