Thank you to Ashley Jamieson, realtor with Strub Residential in Austin, Texas and writer of today’s post on taking care of your home for yourself or in preparation for sale!
I see a lot of houses. It’s my job. Sometimes they start to look the same. But sometimes, houses with identical floor plans are starkly different because of one thing: upkeep. One set of owners maintained, repaired and upgraded their home with time. The other simply used it. The market rewards the former…and that can amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
Even if you are not considering selling your home, I bet there are several things that need attention. A smattering of small jobs that need to be done. Each by a different service provider. It’s near to impossible to get someone out for just one of those minor things, that to you is now a major pain.
Enter Ashley Wainscott and the team at Simply Sold. Ashley (great name) will give you a complimentary estimate for everything your house needs – from the smallest job, to the biggest. Her team manages ALL the service providers and the entire process for you, then VOILA! Your house is back in tip-top shape. Ready for the holidays. Ready even to sell. You will pay a financial premium for this. Your emotional and energy reserves, however, will stay in tact.
On the flip side: if you would rather find and manage the service providers on your own, check out the killer site HomeAdvisor. Not only can you find reviewed service professionals, you can get estimates on what the job SHOULD cost in your area. I love it! Check out this article about what you should spend on interior painting.
If you need help determining where to focus your efforts, give me a call or drop me a line, I will be happy to give you a professional’s perspective on where you can get the most bang for your buck.