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Stay Focused S2 Ep8: How to Prioritize Home Improvement Projects

Randal Engelmann & Erik Gould

We are Randal Engelmann and Erik Gould, partners in providing exceptional customer service. Together we offer both buyers and sellers the highest leve.

We are Randal Engelmann and Erik Gould, partners in providing exceptional customer service. Together we offer both buyers and sellers the highest leve.

Jul 31 4 minutes read

We all do it. We move into a new place and we have a list of projects that we want to do to improve the home. Then a few months or years go by and that list is still unchecked. With Spring around the corner, whether you want to make these improvements just for you or to position yourself to sell in the spring market, Erik & Randal are here to help you stay on task.


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TRANSCRIPT:

Erik: 

Welcome back to Stay Focused, Focus Real Estate's weekly video series! And I'm Erik Gould.

Randal:

I'm Randal Engelmann

Erik:

And this week we'd like to chat and talk about how to prioritize your home improvement projects. Home improvement projects, right? Randal loves a good project.

Randal:

Gina-Marie (Marketing Director) will be so disappointed that this is gonna run so much longer than she wants it to. I love home improvement projects. Well, I like a project.

Erik:

How do you prioritize your home improvement projects?

Randal:

Well, after having done several home improvement projects, speaking from experience, I have to say that the best way to prioritize your home improvement projects is starting by looking at a big picture. Look at the whole project. Look at everything that you want to accomplish in your house. Don't just look at your kitchen. Don't just look at your bathroom. Don't just look at one piece.  Look at the entire thing and come up with a master plan. But come up with a plan for the whole house, right? Know what you're working with. Because what happens is sometimes people decide, "Well, I'm gonna do the kitchen." And then once they dive into the kitchen. They realize that something else needs to be done and they don't have a plan for that and they don't accommodate for plumbing, electrical, ceiling height, flooring. Stuff like that.

Erik:

A little planning ahead.

Randal:

If you have a master plan to look and tackle the entire project, you can break that into small bite sized pieces. Hire somebody that can put some things into drawings for you. It's really really helpful that when you're working with a contractor that they understand what you want done and it's in black and white. Call us also if you have a question. As you know, so many of these projects spiral out of

Erik:

Cost.

Randal:

Out of cost. You want to chat with us about some ROI. Some Return On your Investments. We always say the most important thing you can do is really to do your project for YOU. So you can live in it, enjoy it, love it. But also with the consideration of resale. You never know what's around your next corner.

Erik:

Be a little bit forward-thinking. Do it for you, but think about how long you're gonna use it and when you might sell and what you might get out of it. Is it worthwhile? And we can help you weigh those kinds of pros and cons and the return on investment. There's also a couple of good reports out there on ROI. Cost vs value for different projects that we can get you.

Randal:

Yep. So have a plan. Use an architect. Think about resale. And call us you have any questions. Thanks for watching today, everybody. Don't forget to like us on Facebook.

Erik:

And subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Randal:

Until next time.

Both:

Stay Tuned and Stay Focused.

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