This Valentine’s Day, I’d like you to remember how you felt when you first saw your home. Was it love? I bet it was! Real Estate is so personal and emotional and one of the great joys in my day is being a matchmaker for people and their dream homes.
Unfortunately, over time the romance can fade. What can you do to fall in love all over again with YOUR home?
- Hire a good handyman to take care of all those little tiny things that drive you nuts! You’d be surprised how little it costs to have someone come in and fix those stuck windows, squeaky floorboards and other minor repairs that you never seem to get around to. Small problems add up to being annoyed by your own home every day, so why not get rid of them?!
- Treat yourself to some color! We’ve had some grey Winter days lately. Buy a few throw pillows, a house plant, a new area rug, or some other fun accent to brighten up your home. For a bigger fix, choose a cheerful new paint color for your Foyer for a warm welcome home! You’ll feel like Spring is here already every time you see it!
- Adopt a pet! This is a big commitment, of course, but nothing makes a house feel like a home more than a furry friend to greet you when you walk in the door! There are many amazing rescue organizations that would love to help you fall in love with a dog or cat in need of a home. Search Petfinder.com for local shelter pets who’d like to be your new best friend!
- Take a vacation! If you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of time for days off, but there’s nothing like a quick weekend away to refresh you. If you’ve been spending too much time at home, you’ll appreciate it much more after a little time off.
- If you’re looking for romance, nothing can beat an evening in front of the fireplace! Make sure it’s clean and maintained first, though. Nothing kills the romance like smoke backing up into the house!
- This is the big bucks solution, but if you’re afraid the love affair is over because you need more room, consider an addition or finishing the attic or basement. As much as I’d love to help you find a new home and sell your old one, sometimes moving isn’t your best option. If you’d like contractor recommendations to get some estimates, give me a call and I’ll put you in touch with trustworthy people.