If your clients are fixing up their homes to put on the market, these webistes may help them save money:
- www.DiggersList.com is a home improvement classified site that offers heavily discounted items from other remodeling projects
- www.TheStoneBroker.com provides granite remnants for smaller projects that don’t require full slabs
- www.Rejuvination.com sells high-end lighting fixtures from top manufacturers at 20-30% off specialty store prices
From Money Magazine
Wall Street Journal contributor June Fletcher offers home sellers advice on sprucing up outdated kitchens for resale. “Looks are everything,” says Fletcher, “so if a kitchen seems fresh and updated, buyers are impressed.”
For the most visual impact on a budget, Fletcher recommends:
- New countertops – even less expensive granite counters looks slick and glossy in photos and are more likely to get a buyer’s attention.
- Paint the walls and ceiling in a neutral tone that matches the new counter.
- Change old appliances. Nothing says outdated like almond appliances. However, if most of your appliances are relatively new, Fletcher suggests sellers “paint any chips or dings with appliance touch up paint and polish them with liquid automotive wax.”
- Update lighting (especially the ‘standard’ fluorescents) and install new brushed nickel or bronze cabinet hardware
Bankrate.com reported that homeowners and real estate agents are getting creative to attract buyers. They’re thinking beyond price, condition and location to get buyers in the door and make a sale. Ideas include sleepovers, house sitters, swaps and more.
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