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Remodel or Move?

When you find that your home is no longer a perfect fit it seems natural to start making small improvements.  It often starts innocently enough.  New paint for this room, new flooring for that room, and the next thing you know you’re back at the home improvement store staring down a series of much larger projects.

Is it better to Remodel or Move?

When you find that your home is no longer a perfect fit it seems natural to start making small improvements.  It often starts innocently enough.  New paint for this room, new flooring for that room, and the next thing you know you’re back at the home improvement store staring down a series of much larger projects.  Then it hits you.  This is going to be a lot of work, money, and time…  Is it time to call a licensed contractor?  Is it time to call a REALTOR®?

Remodel or Move?The answer to this conundrum is dependent on a number of factors – factors you will have to weigh and contrast against your own priorities.  It isn’t uncommon once you start down the road of making improvements to your living space that you quickly realize that perhaps a new home might be a better fit.  Let’s look at a few options you may considering

Remodel & Keep

The less items on your wish list the higher the likelihood it might be easier to just stay put – but, the more expensive the remodel, the longer you may need to stay to make the investment pay off financially.

Sell as-is

Whether your home has little to improve or quite a bit – this is often the most desirable option when selling is at the top of the list of options.

Touch-up & Sell

If you want top dollar for your home, your REALTOR® may provide you with a list of touch up items to tackle before presenting your property to the public.  These items can range from landscaping chores, filling small holes in the wall, adding fresh paint, a deep carpet clean, and securing loose fixtures.
These types of tasks are often the easier, least expensive, and as a result, provide the largest returns.  It’s often faster and easier to hire a professional to tackle these tasks as they already have the tools and experience to hammer out the projects.

Remodel & Sell

Some may get the urge to turn their property into their dream home with the hope of a bigger selling price.  You may want to resist this urge as many upgrades will not immediately return promising gains on your time and financial investment – of course, projects and markets vary.

When you find that your home is no longer a perfect fit it seems natural to start making small improvements.  It often starts innocently enough.  New paint for this room, new flooring for that room, and the next thing you know you’re back at the home improvement store staring down a series of much larger projects.  Then it hits you.  This is going to be a lot of work, money, and time…  Is it time to call a licensed contractor?  Is it time to call a REALTOR®?

Remodel or Move?The answer to this conundrum is dependent on a number of factors – factors you will have to weigh and contrast against your own priorities.  It isn’t uncommon once you start down the road of making improvements to your living space that you quickly realize that perhaps a new home might be a better fit.  Let’s look at a few options you may considering

Remodel & Keep

The less items on your wish list the higher the likelihood it might be easier to just stay put – but, the more expensive the remodel, the longer you may need to stay to make the investment pay off financially.

Sell as-is

Whether your home has little to improve or quite a bit – this is often the most desirable option when selling is at the top of the list of options.

Touch-up & Sell

If you want top dollar for your home, your REALTOR® may provide you with a list of touch up items to tackle before presenting your property to the public.  These items can range from landscaping chores, filling small holes in the wall, adding fresh paint, a deep carpet clean, and securing loose fixtures.
These types of tasks are often the easier, least expensive, and as a result, provide the largest returns.  It’s often faster and easier to hire a professional to tackle these tasks as they already have the tools and experience to hammer out the projects.

Remodel & Sell

Some may get the urge to turn their property into their dream home with the hope of a bigger selling price.  You may want to resist this urge as many upgrades will not immediately return promising gains on your time and financial investment – of course, projects and markets vary.

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Amy Watson

REALTOR®

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Amy Watson is a second-generation REALTOR® who was raised in the Treasure Valley.  She prides herself on ongoing personal and professional development. Past clients would tell you she prides herself on being accessible, responsive, current with real estate technology and trends, and a true professional. This all comes while offering a customized approach based on their unique set of needs. There is nothing better than seeing clients reach their financial and real estate goals. She enjoys becoming lifelong friends along the way. She will also throw in her dry sense of humor at no extra cost! Why not have fun!

Personally, she enjoys spending time with her family, two Yorkies, Millie and Hyde, and cat named Fuzz. She loves anything in the mountains (being married to a geologist makes this more fun), long distance cycling, traveling, snowmobiling, alpine skiing, and playing golf.

In addition to her real estate knowledge, she graduated magna cum laude from Boise State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate in the marketing department for her leadership, academic excellence, and contributions. She says her education has allowed her to apply economics, analytics, business law, and finance among other important areas of business to real estate. She also volunteers time to her church and community.

Because of her ethical and professional approach to real estate, Amy has been a top producer of her local REALTOR® association since 2015 and one of the top agents in her home area of Middleton since 2016. She strives to be your “REALTOR® for Life” and promises to exceed your expectations.

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