When Life Happens! Mission Possible Agents are here to help.
June 20th, 2013
As I stand in my front yard and witness the tree removal company mitigating the damage from a recent storm here in the Raleigh and Cary area, I consider” what’s the view like from way up there?”. I am sure when you woke up this morning you did not expect for life to unfold the way it did. You, like most folks, were thinking ” I will go to work, do my job and come home to family and friends”. The problem is, life seldom happens the way we think it will. Many times I hear clients in our real estate biz comment that they will live in this home forever. Yea, right! Forever is a lot longer than people think, at least by a week or two. This comment is usually preceded by something about why they painted their home orange and black polka dot, or added that amazing addition to their home shaped like a ice cube, or how they do not need to permit the work because, “we will live here forever”. As a real estate broker, I know, at least here in the Raleigh/Cary market, forever is about 5 to 7 years. Apparently, someone did not go to math class.
My point is simple, do not ignore the possibility that life has a way of making changes for us. So before you buy that bucket of florescent green paint for your front door, or invest in a diy builder kit for that extra bedroom, maybe, just maybe, you should talk to a pro. You know, someone like me that goes in hundreds of homes a year and has some idea of whether what you are planning will indeed add value to your home from a real estate perspective. I would also highly recommend consulting an architect. The money you spend up front on a good design will more than be made up for by your quality of life while occupying the space and your resale down the road. Until next time remember, Special Agents are available if you need one 🙂