I urge you to consult with a real estate professional who has the expertise and knowledge to help you understand the decision calculus, to guide you in reaching a decision, and then (if appropriate)to help you implement your decision with minimized risk and a high level of effectiveness. So the most useful question you should be asking yourself is this: "How do I identify an agent with the knowledge and skills (and integrity) necessary to help me understand the issues, come to a decision that truly makes sense for me and my family, and then help me to act effectively on that decision?"
Jonathan E. Brill, Ph.D.
Keller Williams Realty
Beowulf Plaza, Suite 200
1814 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
GET THE RESULTS YOU DESERVE.
Put my Ph.D. in Marketing and Wharton School
business education to work for you!
Main Office: 856.321.1212
Office Fax: 856.321.1414
Direct Line: 856.685.1956
You might find that by investing a small amount in professional photography, you would get a tremendous return. Statistics clearly show that homes with better photography spend less time on the market, and sell for a higher percentage of the listing price. Redfin Corp. cites that great photos can add between $934 and $116,076 to a listing.
Just DON'T be one of the guys like the ones in my link below!! Best of luck! :-)
2. It sounds like you have a large home. Larger homes have more flexibility when changing the floor plan.
3. If the remodel will be significant money, have an appraiser or Realtor find the value of your home "as is" and find the value with the new floor plan. It may not make a significant difference, but at least you'll know.
4. watch out for creating functional issues with your home (i.e. no bathrooms on one level, etc).
5. And remember, most improvement, while they may add value, the net result is a lose in money spent for the improvements.
Converting your house to a 5 bedroom, 3 bath - with a great master suite - will likely add value. Of course this is predicated on a lot of other variables with your house. Most shoppers in Cherry Hill are looking for a 4-5 bedroom home. If the square footage of your house allows, an in-law suite may add a lot to the property. Call me, I'd be happy to chat.
Keller Williams Realty, Cherry Hill
My suggestion is to call in a professional stager to determine best use of your space. There are a few I could recommend if you'd like to contact me.