Home Improvement Breakdown

Posted: August 16, 2012 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

Every once in a while we run into some houses that have been personalized, adjusted, tailored, or whatever else you’d like to call it, just a little bit too much to the owner’s liking. In fact, most of these “little changes” become a pretty “big deal” when you’re trying to sell your property. This is why we’re here today to inform those of you who weren’t already aware that, when making adjustments to your home, you seriously need to draw the line at some point. This is a perfect example of what happens when you don’t draw the line:



We get it if you want to paint the bathroom, put in a new oven, maybe even put a swimming pool in the back yard, and that’s all totally fine. However, when you start painting the Bat signal (yes, the photo is real) on the bottom of your new swimming pool to entertain your kid, you should really stop and ask yourself two things:

1) What on Earth am I spending this money for?

2) Who’s ever going to buy this?

These are two fail-safe tips to hopefully prevent you from making the same mistakes these Bat-crazy homeowners have made. At the end of the day, your home improvement projects need to be reasonable and tasteful to appeal to the general public, while also hopefully improving the re-sale value of your property instead of degrading it. If you desperately need to customize your house to the theme of your favourite comic book hero, or whatever else, then decorate it or hang a picture up instead of mutilating your home. This isn’t like getting a tattoo where you’re the only person who will ever have it and that’s that. It’s a property. You’re eventually going to sell it, and when you do, you need to make sure you haven’t destroyed it to the point where nobody’s going to buy it…otherwise you might was well put your money in a blender and feed it to your cat. **No cats were harmed during the writing of this blog post

Maybe it’s all the Batman frenzy that’s been happening lately that’s led these homes to be Bat-themed…but this has to stop. Do what’s best for your property, give your head a shake, and remind yourself you’re a grown up (as much as that may suck to admit). If all fails, just think of those sweet $$’s you’re missing out on by impeding the resale value of your property all for some novelty “improvements”. We promise you’ll thank us later…now please start painting over your Iron Man mural.

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