When we were doing our own home buying search we came across a house that had been on the market for well over a year. After dropping the price, the house was still sitting on the market. Iâ€™ve toured it and shown it to a few clients, my wife included. Most of the feedback Iâ€™ve heard is about the roof. â€œIf only they would repair/replace the roof.â€ â€œThat roof looks terrible.Â I wonder what else is wrong with the house.â€ â€œI donâ€™t want to pay for a new roof after buying a new house.â€ Have you had responses like that in your home search?
After attending the Grand Rapids Home and Garden Show last month, my wife and I started talking about our own home improvement plans. Weâ€™ve been discussing tree removal, flooring, painting, landscaping, roofingâ€¦you name it, she wants it! We have our top priorities and started getting free estimates. Just for the knowledge I got roofing estimates. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised with most of the roofing estimates. That house I mentioned beforeâ€¦is still on the market and I bet that house would sell if they would spend the money to replace the roof.
Most of my clients have asked at one time or another, what can I do to make my house ready to sell. Fix or repair those cosmetic issues. Many buyers canâ€™t see past the holes in the wall, old wallpaper, scratched up floors, dingy carpet. Many Realtors can see the potential, but many buyers want a move in ready home.
With spring time finally here, why not look into those home improvement projects that you have been putting off? Instead of doing a little spring cleaning, why not do a lot of â€œhoney-doâ€ projects. At least that is what my wife keeps telling me that we are doingâ€¦Canâ€™t wait to find out what my next project is!