Should you stay or should you go? Should you remodel your existing home to accommodate your needs (or desires) or should you bite the bullet and list? Sometimes the answer is simple and at other times, more complex. This is a question that homeowners often face and it can feel overwhelming.
How can you determine what is best for your family? Listing your luxury property in South Carolina with Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Realty is a choice that we know you do not make lightly. Many times our clients struggle with making this same decision. We know your house is more than a dwelling place; it is your home. We want to help potential sellers feel confident with their decision to list with us so here are some things to consider when making the decision.
Make a List
When you are trying to decide if remodeling or selling is in your best interest, sit down and do some thoughtful consideration. Write down everything you love about your home. Make a list of all the things you do not want to live without. Do you love your community? Do you see yourself retiring in the area?
You also need to be honest with yourself and list things that you are not satisfied with. Is it really worth spending the additional time and money to renovate or remodel when you could purchase a new or existing home in the same area?
Questions like these can help you decide if you want to list or love your current residence.
Consider Getting an Appraisal
Hiring an appraiser before you list your home can give you a realistic picture regarding the value of your home. Armed with this information, you can then decide if you want to put additional money into a remodel or list it and make a complete change.
Talk to Contractors and Agents
If you still aren’t sure what to do, start asking questions! Find out all the details from projected expense to length of time to completion. You will also have to weigh the practicalities of a remodel. Where will you live during the process? Will you be able to stay in your home while the work is being done or will you have to find a short-term rental property?
Contact Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Real Estate with any questions you may have about the listing process. We can guide you every step of the way and provide you with any information you need to make an informed decision. From marketing to staging, we have you covered.