Category Archives: Things To Do Now

Each Friday I’ll post a new “things to do now that will improve your resale value/chances later.” Why do them now? Because you’ll enjoy your house more. Let’s face it – if you don’t do it now, you’ll pay for it later – either because you’ll have to do it as part of your preparing the house for sale, or if you don’t do it at all, you’ll pay for it in your sales price. (Tip: buyers always discount a problem more than it actually costs to fix.) Why not enjoy the benefits of your labor now? What is the second most-common comment I hear when I list properties -after the prep work has been done to put the house on the market? “I wish we’d done this a long time ago -we love it!”

7 of 52: Fix That Fireplace

Every Friday I post an idea or project to enhance your house now with an eye to selling down the road someday. Enjoy those benefits now! I know that the season for enjoying a roaring fire is just about past. … Continue reading

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6 of 52: My Ceiling Fan Wobbles, Squeaks, Or Might Fly On It’s Own

Every Friday I post an idea or project to enhance your house now with an eye to selling down the road someday. Enjoy those benefits now! I have a secret fear that the ceiling fan in our bedroom will fly … Continue reading

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5 of 52: Make Your Front Door Say “Welcome!”

Every Friday I post an idea or project to enhance your house now with an eye to selling down the road someday. I showed a lot of houses today, with a big mixture of front doors. Some gleamed and just … Continue reading

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4 of 52: If Your Carpet Was Installed In The 70s…

…it’s time to replace it now! Every Friday I post an idea or project to enhance your house now with an eye to selling down the road someday. I showed a house a couple of weeks ago with mottled brown-and-orange, … Continue reading

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3 of 52: Playing In The Dirt

Every Friday I post an idea or project to enhance your house now with an eye to selling down the road someday. April showers may bring May flowers, but sometimes they bring wet basements too. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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