This client contacted us in November. They wanted to list their home, but knew that it was a little dated. They were willing to completely “re-do” their master bathroom as it had the old style white tile and the cabinets were in bad shape. Their goal was to list their home in January/February.
I spent about 2 hours doing a PLC with them (thanks to Ken Bowen The Bowen Team) and encouraged them to spend their money where it counted with the recommendation that we could significantly change the look and feel of the home if they were to paint, carpet and use vinyl adhesive flooring in the bathrooms.
They took every piece of advice I gave them and hired me to consult with them on paint color, carpet color, hardware changes, new lighting fixtures and more.
The paint was originally the 80’s/90’s gold color and the floors (which had to stay) were brown wood and beige tile. In order to bring the property up to appeal to a broad range of potential buyers, I recommended a “greige” paint that worked with all existing flooring, a carpet that was inexpensive but looked high quality and was a neutral palette to suit floor and paint.
We recommended removing a lot of pieces of furniture (thank you to Crystal Coast Moving company who assisted us in moving items to a storage unit, as well as relocating some items to different rooms). We specified how important it is to declutter all areas and rooms. They took us at our word and packed up, sold, donated all items they no longer wanted.
One of the most important changes that we made was changing the hardware on the cabinets. It was a relatively inexpensive process but the results speak for themselves. The master bathroom cabinets were in poor shape and I recommended a vendor to replace cabinet and drawer fronts. We then changed out the hardware (Home Depot) to complete the new look.
The bathroom floors (3 total) all got a new look with incredible Vinyl adhesive flooring that was placed on top of the existing white tile. The new looks matched our paint and carpet choices and totally transformed the bathrooms from old style to new, without breaking the bank.
We were all set to stage the home with accessories when the realtor announced he had a client interested in the house. Much to our clients joy, they were offered full listing price with a 45 day escrow. Needless to say our staging was now not necessary!!!