"When a homeowner puts his house up for sale, he wants a quick sale for the best price. Most sellers, however, do not take the time to prepare their homes for sale. Consequently, a house may be on the market for a long time and may sell for less."
-From The New York Times
"If you're selling your home, invest in bigger improvements. The National Association of Realtors found in 2007 that 59% of home buyers remodeled or made improvements to their homes within 3 months of purchase. 47% made improvements to the kitchen, another 45% remodeled or improved a bathroom and 43% remodeled a bedroom.
In other words, these are the key rooms when you're preparing to sell. Focus on fixing up those "make or break" rooms."
-From The Costco Connection
"What can Americans do to get the best price for their homes? One way is to increase the value of their home. A fresh coat of paint or a revarnished floor will go a long way toward impressing prospective buyers without having to take out a home improvement loan.
Homeowners may want to consult with their real estate agent or other experts when they put their home on the market. A small investment can offer a large economic return. A $4,000-$5,000 investment in new carpet may make a $10,000 difference in the sales price. If a home's appearance rubs brokers the wrong way, it may not get shown, and once a house lingers on the market for too long, it becomes stigmatized, decreasing the chances of it selling at the asking price."
-From Forbes Magazine
"As a realtor I need a company that can assist my clients with the necessary updating and repairs to sell their house, resulting in less time on the market. I had a client who used Michael's services to update before selling and it sold in 20 days! I highly recommend Listing Impressions. Michael Bernard's professionalism, knowledge and quality of work is outstanding."
Jill Hovis RE/MAX Associates of Arlington
"I have been working with Mike and his team for over 2 years! Mike has always done an excellent job for me personally and for my clients that I refer to him. He goes above and beyond with his service. He also performs his services with honor, integrity and professionalism-that is very rare in his industry! Keep up the great work."
Sean Varin Owner of Texas Mortgage Team
"Having bought and restored a number of houses, I would never consider putting a home on the market without Michael and his team of professionals preparing it for maximum return. His combination of professionalism and integrity are unmatched. He truly is driven by client satisfaction."