Check out the video of our first investor meeting of 2015 above.
Check out some of our projects from 2014 by clicking on one of the homes below.
The first thing one might notice about this house from the outside is that it has 4-5 ton brick chimney that is threatening to collapse and bring half the home down with it. On soft Gulf Coast soil, this was poor construction planning by the original builder. The foundation eventually cracked and this wreaked havoc on the whole home so this was of course a non-negotiable repair, but one that still needed to be done thoughtfully.
The best solution was to simply remove the bricks and rebuild the exterior chimney façade to match the siding, a decision that saved the home.
The wooden interior in this kitchen made it look outdated. We were able to keep the same cabinets but by adding a simple trim to all of the cabinet and drawer faces we were able to give it a much needed facelift. Also, the island was oriented in a way that created a pinch near the refrigerator so we rotated it 90 degrees to help with the flow of the room.
The hanging cabinet above the island, while functional, obstructed the view, and made the entire room feel smaller. To brighten up the space we added recessed lighting, new counter tops, new tile on the floors, and a fresh coat of paint to the cabinets. We also knocked down a wall to open up the kitchen to the dining area. A lot of work was done to bring this room up to standards for a modern buyer, but as we often say, kitchens sell homes.
People often under-estimate the importance of upgrading a bathroom before selling, but it can make a several thousand dollar difference in the final selling price.
New tiles, new paint, new light and water fixtures, this master bathroom got the full treatment. Notice how much cleaner the entire bathroom looks, something a potential buyer will notice right away.
Sometimes homes come with features that make total sense to one person (or era), but don't have much of a purpose to anyone else. Such was the case with this built-in arboretum. As you can see, it became a place to store items, but little else could be functionally done with this space.
Hardwood floors are what buyers are looking for. Also, with gadgets and computers increasingly becoming a part of our lives we decided to change this disused arboretum into a built-in work station that would appeal to a broader scope of buyers. This was a creative project that paid off, and added function to the room.
In the small community of Crosby, a 45-minute drive from downtown Houston, this property has been occupied by 10-15 years of tenants so it needed some TLC. In order to get this home back in a “buyer-ready” condition, it needed a complete overhaul. Hardly a spot on the house was not touched by the renovation, but the payoff was beyond even our expectations.
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The key is creating an environment that will suit what most qualified home buyers are looking for. Notice how much more appealing this neutral color is to a buyer that is ready to move in immediately.
Each homeowner has a very specific idea of how the interior of their home should look. Few things are better examples of this than the choice of paint and floorings.
Kitchens are the secret weapon to selling a home. If the kitchen isn’t right, then the house won’t sell. The layout of this kitchen was fantastic, but to make it shine, it needed some work.
Investing in new tiles, both on the walls and the floors, made this kitchen feel modern and homey. We also added a few new stainless steel cooking appliances and fresh paint to the whole kitchen.
There wasn't really much that needed to be done to this room, but as it was just adjacent to the kitchen, we wanted the two rooms to sit nicely next to each other.
The tile around the fireplace was updated to match the tile on the kitchen floor. The hardwood floors got some special attention, bringing out a darker finish that was a better contrast to the walls.
This owner had converted an open game room into an enclosed home office. This solution worked for that family, but it wouldn’t likely work for another.
For this investment, an entire wall needed to be torn down to provide the home a larger sense of space, an asset that most homebuyers are looking for. We were able to turn two smaller rooms into one spacious upstairs.
This home in the Greatwood neighborhood in Sugar Land had some custom modifications that the previous owner needed for a home office setup. While ideal for that owner, it all had to be removed to get the home ready to sell.
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