Often families wait until they are ready to sell their house to start on the updating the house may need. This means they will not get to enjoy those updates for long, and they are also adding last minute stress to the process of getting their house on the market.
Instead, set the process in motion well in advance so you can take your time, make good choices, and then have some time to enjoy your updated home before you sell it. November is a great month to take a look at the current trends in housing, and then decide which areas of your home need updating the most. Then you can contact contractors for estimates during their slowest time of the year, which gives you a better chance of getting the work done at discounted prices. Have the work done in January, after the hectic holidays. Then if you are selling your house during the summer, you will be ready to go with your updates before the selling season begins.
Here are some highlights of current housing trends from the recent Parade of Homes, which reflect what buyers are looking for in today’s market.
Countless sellers who did updating at the last minute have told us they wished they had done it earlier, so they could have enjoyed the results. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home for a couple of years, planning ahead will help you set a budget, find the right contractor, and get the work done before the other aspects of making a move crowd in. And you get to enjoy it!