A job we thought would take a couple weeks blew up into almost nine months! We could have been ready much sooner but quotes showed it would have cost us north of $15,000 to have it done for us. We had family tell us we were crazy to put this much effort into a house we are leaving. But in the current real estate market, we were competing with new and flipped homes that were all prettied up with new paint, granite counters, all new stainless appliances and laminate flooring. It was a HUGE pain in the you know what but, for about $1500 and several months of sweat labor (in between trips and family events) we saved a ton.
The house goes on MLS on July 13th, we are relocated to Alice’s mom’s house so buyers can come anytime without us having to rush out or do rapid cleanups before they come. I think we made some good decisions, time will tell if home buyers agree!