My newest cutie pie listing is a perfect example of super smart buyers who did it right. They bought a fixer in a great neighborhood and prioritized their updates over the past 3 years. And they are going to do really well on the sale. They did the updates that I most recommend to my clients:
Exterior- make a good first impression.
Great front door
Kitchen- HEART of the home
Master Bath- mama needs a good bathroom!
Living Room and Floors.
Work Space/Guest Bedroom
Family Room- This original 1922 bungalow had an addition that made sense in the 70’s (wood paneling + shag carpet). My clients saw the potential. They raised the roof (literally) and added a wall of windows and wallah– A true family living space big enough to eat, play and relax in.
You can tell that this house is not a cheap flip. My clients poured their heart into these thoughtful renovations. It takes some vision and determination but it really does pay off in the end. Be smart. Be patient. Be willing to live with imperfection at first. Prioritize what is most valuable to you and your family and that will translate to the next family that buys your home (and make you money).
This house is currently listed for sale at $849,000