Will your house be ready to sell when you are?

The American dream of homeownership is alive and well. Nine out of ten millennials want to own, while 72 percent of renters do too. And on average, families stay in their home for 10-15 years according to the National Association of Home Builders. Odds are, you’ll be selling your home in a few years, but will it be ready?

You probably know all about general homeowner maintenance. Replace your furnace filters on schedule. Have your HVAC checked annually. Blow out the sprinklers every fall. Keep the gutters cleaned and replace worn out appliances. But is that enough?

Deferring maintenance and updates can really cost when you are ready to sell. Buyers today are pretty savvy. Home inspections are the norm, and whatever they find, you’ll be expected to either fix the problems or reduce the price.

But its more than about resale, isn’t it? This is your home. The place you make precious memories with friends and family. That decade or more you live there should be comfortable and nurturing. It should make you want to come home every day.

I explain to all my clients the real value of keeping their homes updated, and have made many long-standing friends in the process. “We wouldn’t use anyone but Butch and his team,” says Tom Stauber. “Because, over the years, they understood who we were. They understood what we needed. They took the time to get to know us, as individuals, as a family.”

“We hired Destiny Homes about 15 years ago to totally renovate our home in Edina,” says John Kuehn. “After that, we called Butch often to fix or replace things. Since then, we’ve moved to a townhome and have continued to rely upon Butch and his team to do needed repairs and updates here and at our lake homes.”

Take a look around your house today and if, like Marie Kondo says, it doesn’t bring you joy, maybe it’s time to give me a call. Whether you need functional fixes (leaky windows, poor insulation, faded and cracked siding) or a fresh new look, I’d love to help. My team of construction and design professionals can bring you joy today, and ensure your home will move quickly and at the best price when you’re ready to sell. What’s more, we promise to deliver what you need on budget, on time and stress-free from the first conversation through the final walkthrough and beyond.


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