I went on a resale ready consultation yesterday, and I actually felt really bad having to tell the owner of the home that people today are looking for homes that are move in ready. These include homes that have features such as having the walls and fireplaces in the home updated:
This is a good example of what the home owner’s home for sale looks like now:
This must be addressed if you want to sell your home. If this was your own home and you told me you loved it, we would definitely work around it!
Would I ever suggest painting over this original, beautiful brick wall below? Never! Why? Because it is a whole glorious wall- not just a small piece of wall or a small fireplace:
I told her that was just my professional opinion. I always research my projects well and I could not find any nice looking brick fireplaces anywhere! This is a good makeover example from pinterest (minus that blue picture):
And the paneling! If I am being paid for a consultation, I am going to give you my honest professional opinion. And my professional opinion on your paneling that was installed in the 1960-1970’s, should be painted. I am not talking about the beautiful architectural finishes on walls and woodwork that was milled from red oak or cedar wood with tons of history. I am referring to the brown/tan sheets of paneling homeowner’s used like wallpaper all over the place a couple decades ago!:
Just look at how beautiful the paneling looks after painting:
This is gorgeous:
Do you agree that getting a home resale ready consists of painting over that brick fireplace? How about the paneling? Should it be painted or left alone?
If you need help getting your home ready for resale, contact me today.
All photos from pinterest unless otherwise noted.
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