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Areas of Rennovation when Selling a Home
 
Areas of Rennovation when Selling a Home
They'll Knock Your Socks Off!!





Are you wanting to sale your home in Holladay, Draper, Sandy, South Jordan, Riverton, or Herriman faster and at a better price? Do some age appropriate makeovers of your home. These simple updates are sure to be Stage Stoppers that will Knock Your Socks Off!

Pre-60's Homes

Add power, check pipes & remove carpeting.

As charming as Vintage homes are, powering modern appliances is not one of the charms.  Homes built before advent hair dryers, big screen TV's and computers typically had getween 60 amp & 90 amp electrical service.  Homes today traditionally have 200 amp service. 

If this is your home, upgrade to a minimum of 100 amps.  Check the wiring to ensure it meets code. 

Plumbing is second on your list. Hopefully you have copper pipes.  If not you have galvonized pipes, which corrode over time. 

The best charm of all in homes built before the 1960's is the bonus most of them have underneath that funky carpet: Hardwood floors.  Hardwood floors are very popular today and in an estate where the original owner put carpeting over finished floors, those floors are often times in pristine condition. 

60's Homes

Update cabinets, and Replace windows

Update the kitchen by replacing dated cabinet hardware with stainless steel or nickel knobs, pulls or hinges.  If the cabinets are solid wood try cleaning sanding, staining or painting before replacing.
These simple gestures can do fabulous things for that outdated kitchen or bath.

70's Homes

Update baths & kitchens

 Lose the wild colors.  Buy some paint! You can come back to the 20th century easily and cheaply by adding a fresh coat of paint to those puce or avocado bathtubs, showers, & kitchen appliances.

80's Homes

Clean up, upgrade counter tops & ditch wallpaper. 

See what the 'going' type of counter tops are in your neighborhood and go with it. If it's granite than do granite!

Wallpaper was here and popular - but it is now gone, and it will date your home. So....Get Rid Of It!!!

90's Homes

Upgrade appliances, and clean or replace carpet. 


You would think that a 90's home would require less than one from the 80's. But depending on the age of the home, a 90's home may require more work for one reason: home appliances wear out most frequently when they are 10 to 15 years old.  Replaceing them sooner rather than later is a plus.

Clean carpet is a huge impression to prospective buyers.  So have them cleaned or replaced if need be.  Clean carpets shout out 'Welcome Home!'


Find which makeover is needed for your home and try them, they are sure to Knock the Socks Off your prospective buyers and will indeed help in the sale of your home!

 

LINDA SECRIST - LINDA SECRIST & ASSOCIATES - EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD!



 
 
 
 
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