Not all remodels add value to your home. While it’s always important to consider what you really want, it’s also a good idea to look into what home buyers want if you’re thinking about selling in the future. While it’s not likely that you’ll be adding an elevator (number 1 on the list), many of the other items get added to homes on a regular basis. Some of these items may surprise you. I would have thought an outdoor kitchen would be popular here in California and I’ve seen many beautiful kitchens with glass cabinets. If you’ve always wanted a wet bar, well then go for it. Just keep in mind that it probably won’t add equity to home the way other additions might. For a list of additions that DO pay off check out the 11 top home improvements that pay off in California.
Sonja is a Bay Area native, born and raised in San Jose. She attended school locally and holds both a Bachelor’s degree and MBA from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Elite Realty Sonja was working as a project manager for a local software company and and Agent for Century 21. During her time at Century 21, she gained experience in ‘Flipping’ properties while buying and selling in Riverside County. Many of her flips included purchasing raw land and installing permanent homes resulting in a quick turnaround and high profit margin. She brings that experience to the Bay Area to help sellers get the best possible price for their home. Sonja has lived in the Willow Glen, Evergreen and Almaden areas of San Jose and has become an expert in these neighborhoods. She has a passion for the outdoors and is excited to show buyers everything our beautiful area has to offer. You may contact Sonja at: 408-400-7978 or Sonja.Norland@eliterm.com