Our team was approached by a local family in La Mesa, who wanted to sell their home and get the most possible money out of the sale. Built in 1969, the four bedroom, two bath house was approximately 2,240 sq. ft. and located on the back side of Mount Helix. The home was outdated, and needed aesthetic changes and upgrades in order to sell quickly, and at a higher price. Additionally, two of the four bedrooms and more than 700 sq. ft. of the house were never signed off on by the county, so our team worked for the buyer after the sale in order to get the necessary permits.
The “as is” sales price of the home was approximately $300,000. The net amount to seller had the house sold at this amount was estimated at $281,430.
Instead of selling the house “as is”, the family decided to use our one-stop-shop model to renovate the home before putting it on the market to sell. Renovation Realty spent $84,669 on the renovation. Our team completely remodeled the home to make it move-in ready, touching every surface. After renovating, the kitchen featured new kitchen cabinets, and granite and stainless appliances. The entire house featured dual pane vinyl windows and ceiling fans. We re-plastered the pool to make it more functional and to create a clean look in the backyard. We updated the bathrooms to feature all new vanities, hardware and tiled showers. We also painted the entire interior and exterior of the home, and installed carpet and laminate flooring.
After renovation was complete, the sales price of the home increased to $460,000. The house sold in just 42 days, and the family walked away from the sale with a net amount of $347,489, which put $66,059 more in their pockets than if they hadn’t renovated prior to selling.
The family set out with a goal to increase the functionality, visual appeal, and ultimately the resale value of their home, and our team was happy to help accomplish these goals for a faster sale at a higher price.
Check out some of the before and after photos:
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