Eager to sell his long time home in Kentfield for top dollar, our client reached out to us to restore the home to it’s original cottage charm. Featuring 3 beds / 3 baths, and 1,519 sq. ft. + detached studio, we coordinated a list of home improvements to maximize the value of the sale.
The home was in decent condition, but showed clear signs of wear with outdated hardware, stained carpets and dark living spaces. We immediately envisioned updating the property to brighten the space and make it a more functional living space for a growing family. To refresh the space we recommended painting, landscaping, new carpeting and staging to make the home really shine in photos and online. Within seven days of going on the market we received 4 strong offers and closed escrow at $1,385,000 - 10% over asking.
Prep Budget: $20,000
List Price: $1,250,000
Days on Market: 7
Sales Price: $1,385,000
The Living Room
Objective: Create a bright, inviting living space
Painting and staging for the win.
Objective: Make a small kitchen feel newer and bigger
Dark cabinets only made the small kitchen feel smaller. By painting the cabinets white and upgrading the appliances we were able to make the kitchen look and feel bigger.
The Master Suite
Objective: Declutter & brighten a beautiful bedroom
With high vaulted-ceilings and ample sunlight, we brightened the room with our favorite white paint, upgraded the carpets and styled it to appeal to todays home buyers.
Objective: Refresh and brighten the bedrooms
Painting and staging is without a doubt the most cost effective way to prep a home to receive top dollar.
Objective: Turn an unfinished storage space into usable square footage
While we don’t have a before pic of the interior of this space, trust us when we tell you it was packed to brim with holiday decor, luggage, kayaks and miscellaneous personal items. By dry-walling, carpeting and painting the interior, we were able to turn the detached studio into a usable space to add value to the home.
A quick 7 days after going on the market, we received 4 strong offers and closed escrow at $1,385,000 - 10% over asking.