Last week I had the privilege of being part of an expert panel on home improvement. We wanted to give our audience information they could use regardless of whether they were planning on selling soon, downsizing in 5-10 years or making changes so they can enjoy their home indefinitely. What we have all seen our clients doing is making great improvements to their home in order to sell it, and then wishing they had done so years earlier so they could have enjoyed it themselves.
Our group included Heather Rogers from Simply Organized 404-825-2105, Pattie Jackson from Keller Williams Realty, 404.202.6440, Tim Piendel from Great House Contracting 678.352.1035 , Brian Kramer from Assure Exteriors (roofing) 678.460.6410 , Diann Averett from Five Star Painting 404.418.4858 , Mike Buechner from Exquisite Outdoor Lighting 770.401.4140 and Daniel Klueter and Stephanie Rodriguez from PNC Bank 770.579.0199.
There was so much useful information given in the seminar. In order to save you a little time, I am going to share the highlights with you.
Pattie from Keller Williams put the seminar together for us and shared some valuable realtor information such as making sure the outside looks nice and using neutral paint colors.
I spoke about getting your home de-cluttered and ready to sell by de-personalizing and making sure all floors and closets are cleaned out so buyers can see the maximum amount of space in your home.
Tim from Great House spoke about getting the most bang for your buck and shared an unknown statistic: insulation will give you a greater return on your investment than new windows. He also gave us great information on how to hire a contractor so you will not get taken advantage of.
Brian from Assure Exteriors focused most of his presentation on metal roofing versus the standard asphalt. I had no idea you could get a metal roof that looks like shingles and lasts twice as long while saving you energy costs.
Diann from Five Star Painting showed us the “front door” secret. Talk about a great investment – by painting or replacing your front door, you get a 73% return on your money. Painting your kitchen cabinets is also a great way to make a big impact on your home without spending too much money.
When Mike from Exquisite Outdoor Lighting presented, I did not hear a word he said because we were oohing and aaahing over photos of his client’s homes. I told him my husband is going to be very upset now that I will be spending all of our money on outdoor lighting for our house. It’s not just beautiful but also helps with security.
Daniel and Stephanie from PNC Bank wrapped up our evening by telling us all of the great ways we can finance the home improvement projects we are now so motivated to do. Interest rates are low now but won’t be forever so act soon.
If you would like anymore information on our seminar or any of the vendors, please contact Simply Organized 404-825-2105 or Heather@SimplyOrganizedYou.com.