Redecorate Remodel or Move is about helping you figure out what to do, when to do it and how to get it done, to make your home the best it can be for you and your lifestyle! Do you change the paint color, change the carpet, bump out new living space, buy your first home or admit that you need to move for more space, less space, or because you need to get away from stairs? How do I choose? Where do I start? Do I do it myself or hire a professional? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or have lived in your home for 20 years, these decisions can be simple or complicated and they involve choices and chances that you may not make the right decision. One thing is for sure, these decisions always involve emotion. If you throw in more than one decision maker, it may require a mediator to be able come to agreement so you can move forward.
Redecorate Remodel or Move was inspired by our own experience. As real estate professionals with over 20 years of combined experience in residential sales and investment properties, we just completed a studs-out remodel of our 1957 rambler. We did minor updates over the last 10 years, nothing that would be considered a remodel, until this past year. Our roof was in need of replacement, so we started thinking about what else could and should be done. There were many conversations and a whole lot of financial analysis trying to figure out whether we should remodel or sell. Since the house was in mostly original condition, oil furnace, single pane windows, a very saleable location and a very desirable one-story floor plan, there were pros and cons to either remodeling or selling. Ultimately, the cost of selling and moving lost to the cost of remodeling and having our forever home in a very desirable location and we couldn’t be happier. That isn’t to say the project wasn’t with its challenges, both emotional and financial, but the outcome far exceeded our expectations and visions. We thought that since we were in “the business” and knew so many professionals that it would be easier for us to get this done. Well, if our project was ‘easier’ then most, then it must be a nightmare for folks that aren’t in the business. Redecorate, Remodel or Move is the perfect place to start your conversation and find the answers and resources you need for the best outcome possible.