William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services

Call Deborah Schilling for price evaluation, for advice and counsel on what repairs, improvements, rearranging need to be done before house is shown.

Call Deborah Schilling for list of preferred professionals for any repairs or evaluations, such as landscaping, painting, carpentry, carpet cleaning and/or replacement, flooring, plumbing and electrical work. I only recommend those contractors I have personally used in the past.

I have a chart showing typical percentage recovered for remodeling projects from Remodeling Magazine. The information is copyrighted, so I cannot post on the site, but if you call, I can review it with you.

Evaluate exterior condition of house for paint and carpentry repairs. Retain house painter and carpenter for assessments and estimates. Evaluate landscape. Retain landscape professional to assess foundation plantings, and lawns and gardens. Get estimate to do critical improvements to enhance curb appeal.

Use link on the website for ‘Real Estate News’ for education and updates on today’s market conditions, read local newspapers and business magazines for local stories, facts and figures.

Clean out and declutter all rooms and storage areas. It is labor intensive, but rewarding to toss out, donate, or recycle possessions that no longer serve their original purposes. Go room by room, possibly 1 week for each area, rather than tackle everything at once. It will make the house show better, and make your move easier and less expensive. If you will need the possessions, consider the benefit of a storage unit or container, so that the house and its basement and garage show well.