How To Increase The Value Of Your Home Before You Sell

Getting your home ready to sell is not always easy.  How do you decide what parts of the home to update?  Do you remodel the cabinets, the flooring, the counter tops, the lighting?  Do you hire a professional painter or to you try to paint yourself?  What contractors do you hire and how do you know they will do a good job?  Getting the right answers to these questions is so critical I can't over emphasize it enough.  

My client has done a great job on this mini remodel in Mounds View.  The flooring, cabinets, walls, carpeting, lighting, and doors have all been updated and it looks 10x better then it did before.  The contractors he used all did a great job.  It wasn't easy, a couple of the contractors didn't show up, but overall the project is turning out great.  From my experience I think it is a good idea to get professionals in to take care of fixing issues on the home that you don't think you will be able to do a good job on.  For example, the flooring and the walls on this property were done by a very good painter and carpenter and it shows.  They look beautiful. 

On this project we was able to keep the cabinets, but spray them white.  They look brand new, but for a fraction of the price.  The flooring is Pergo, which I love in certain circumstances, it wasn't that much more expensive versus carpet.  And the stick down tile he used in the kitchen and entry look almost as good as ceramic, but about 50% of the price.  So buy the right materials and hire the right contractors. Those are going to be the two biggest factors that will make the difference in how much value is added to your property.