If you’re remodeling your Main Line home to sell it, there are a few things you should do before you make any major decisions, including:
- Make sure it’ll pay off in the sale
- Work with a contractor you trust
- Start with a written proposal
- Stay flexible
- Have backup plans
4 Tips for Remodeling Your Home to Sell
Before you decide to remodel your home to sell it, talk to a real estate agent about what’s likely to pay off and what isn’t. Some remodeling projects pay off better than others do – and some could end up costing you money in the long run.
Once you’ve decided on a remodel, here’s what you need to do.
Work With a Contractor You Trust
Browse online reviews for contractors and make sure that you’re working with someone you can trust. Even better, talk to friends and family to get referrals. You might also be able to ask your real estate agent if he or she knows a good pro.
Start With a Written Proposal
The contractor you choose must be willing to put everything – down to the last detail – in writing. If you encounter a contractor who isn’t willing to put everything on paper, keep looking. Your written proposal and every document thereafter are the only things you have to fall back on if things go south.
Things can pop up that change the scope or timeline of your project, so you have to be ready to stay flexible… within reason. Remember, too, that remodeling projects can cause a big disruption in your life, so you’ll have to be ready to go with the flow.
Have Backup Plans
Your contract needs to cover everything, including a timeframe, prices and payment schedules. It also has to outline the materials your contractor is going to use – and it needs to outline the contractor’s procedures for handling changes.
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