Rachel is an entrepreneur with a promising idea for a new business. Even though she was ready to launch her business, Motivo, last Fall, she didn't now how she would make it work financially. So, she turned to an unconventional place - her home.
Rewind Five Years
In 2013, Rachel and Warren were moving to Chattanooga from Los Angeles. As she and Warren shopped online for a home, they felt lost.
Thank goodness we had somebody that we could lean on to give us that real hard look and say this is where you need to be and why. - Rachel
In their search, Rachel and Warren had bookmarked a home in St Elmo. It was the first home they saw on their tour with teammate Andy Bond. But, they just weren't sure. With his intimate knowledge of the neighborhood, Andy encouraged them to move forward. He knew that the St Elmo house would be a good fit for them and that the neighborhood had potential for massive price appreciation. Trusting his advice, Rachel and Warren bought the house.
How should you increase your home value? You can ask two different experts and get two different answers. Who should you listen to?
In the end, you’re the expert who matters most. You’ve lived in your house the longest. And your budget – not someone else’s – defines the boundaries. But it helps to know what will drive value [3 Ways to Increase Your Home Value], based on the needs of potential buyers.
Improving these 3 areas will make your home more attractive to buyers.
What’s the best way to increase your home value? Ask an expert, get an answer. Ask another expert, get a different answer. Who should you listen to?
Ultimately, you’re the boss. You’re the one choosing areas to work on and making the improvements. And your budget – not someone else’s – defines the boundaries. But there are some particular areas that you should focus on, based on what buyers want.
These 3 improvements will improve your home as a whole – and boost its value.