Breaking off to a little different direction today. It’s time to look at the real estate industry. It’s freaking mad right now! I was checking MLS Listings London and the prices are re-dam diculous! I mean a smaller bungalow is going for over 450k! Craziness
So I talked to a realtor buddy of mine and asked him how to deal with these prices and what to do when selling your home to move on up. Since price is all relative here is what he had to say to me….
I want to share a discussion with you that keeps coming up lately. I’ve been asked by several people how they can increase the value of their current home so they can upgrade to a bigger or better one; or simply get enough financing to get what they desire.
Here are some super simple improvements you can make starting today that will increase the value of your home immediately.
- Fix your leaky water systems. Nothing makes a potential buyer more skeptical than potential water damage. No one likes running water. No one likes clogged toilets or showers that don’t drain quickly. Put in a little effort to fix your water system. The returns on your labor are immeasurable.
- Replace rusty doors. No one likes them and they are easy to replace. Fix these. Statistics suggest they improve you change of getting a better valuation for your home.
- Invest in elbow grease. You’ve got to make it easy for people to say “yes.” A dirty house makes it easy for people to scream “NO.” You’ve heard it before. You don’t get a chance to make a first impression. Hire someone if you don’t have time, but you need to get it done. Period.
I’ll send you some easy steps for fixing your bathrooms fast. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out via phone, email, text, of Facebook. I’m happy to meet you where you are most comfortable…..
He speaks like a true realtor doesn’t he!? Anyway here is a pic of my place, anyone want to pay me a million for it?
No? I can’t believe it! In toronto I may get that much. Anyway that’s my review of the real estate market a little something different for all you hippies out there.
till next time .
chill out and stay out of the real estate market!