Can I sell my house for the price that I want? Pretty much my answer is No, because a lot of sellers believe that “I put my heart, my soul, my kidney, a layer of my skin into this house. The tiles were my choice, the stainless steel appliances were my choice, the paint was my choice. I re-did the roof, I wanted it to be new, I put in a pool, I did all these things. Moving faucets, you know, a built in entertainment center.” There are a lot of things that can increase value in a property and there are a lot of things that are considered cosmetic. It’s best to know what can increase the value of your house and what will not and if something you put in there is a cosmetic and it’s not going to increase the value, don’t cry.
There are a other things that can increase the value of your house. It can be down prior to you listing the house for sale so that you can get back whatever you put in that was considered a cosmetics. It will be towards the value of the house. It’s good to double check with a realtor and let them know, “I’ve done this to the house. Is this considered cosmetic or is this something that can add value? What are the values in the area”, as a matter of fact.
Sometimes it would be best to ask before you actually go ahead and make these changes because sometimes even though you’ve done this and it may be value to your house. If 80-90% of the houses in that area does not have that particular addition, it becomes a little bit more difficult to find comparables to get that house sold for the price that you need it to be sold in an area that does not conform to the value or to the way that you have now made your house valued. Seek the advise of a professional.
Is it okay if I can do this to this house?
Would this area profit if I do this to the house?
Would the house profit when I’m selling it?
Doing this would it increase the value?
Would I be able to sell the house?
It’s good to ask these questions before you go ahead and do it thinking that in your heart thinking you’re gonna just sell the house for the price you want to sell it as. It’s pretty much not how the market work. The way you feel about your house is not really the true value of your house. Unfortunately.