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    Santa Clarita Real Estate Remodeling Dos and Don’ts

    Santa Clarita remodeling real estate

    We get asked quite a few times when taking our Sellers listings about Remodeling and if they should attempt any before their Santa Clarita Listing enters the Market for Sale.  Paris and I tell them to wait until their property experiences some of the exposure we do with regard to where over 88% of those searching for Real Estate go to find homes that are for sale.  If you “Google” specific properties – There is a HUGE chance you will see our websites hit on Page 1 with the organic search results – this is not by chance. Depending on the Real Estate market – we tell our sellers to stand down and not to do any remodeling when they are preparing their home for sale.

    There are many remodeling Dos and Don’ts to examine before undertaking a project with regards to your real estate investment. Underscoring any remodel is a homeowner’s financial position and commitment to the home. If a remodel is being conducted to create a livable space to be enjoyed for some time and money is no object then remodel choices are not necessarily subject to an analyzing of the return on investment. If money and value are important and the home will be sold after a remodel takes place then paying attention to current trends and cost vs. value reports is important.

    Don’t go over the top. No matter what the remodel, whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, or addition, going over the top with finishes, appliances or accessories will automatically reduce the return on your investment. It is important to keep in tune with your neighborhood. If you are in a gated luxury community then your finishes do need to be high end. You don’t want to have the most luxurious house in a neighborhood because you simply won’t get the return on your investment.

    Do go green. Improving your home’s efficiency and impact on the environment can reduce monthly bills and make a home more appealing to potential buyers. It is important to remember that green is in.

    Remodeling a home is carried out for one of two reasons: to add value or to make a home more livable. Knowing your reason for a remodel will factor into your choices. In the end, however, most people want to add value not reduce value in a home. Knowing what is going on in real estate will help you get the result you are looking for.

    There are several options – you need the right advice that corresponds to the current real estate market.  If it is a buyers market – you might want to think about remodeling and changes to your for sale home.  If the seller’s hold all of the cards – the “AS IS” option will be best.  Hang in there – let us know how our Real Estate Team in the Santa Clarita Valley can help you.

    Click here to read the most recent remodeling cost vs. value report, and click here to read an article from Financially Fit titled “4 Renovations That Will Devalue Your Home”.

    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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