Comstock's magazine 1118 - November 2018 - Page 28

n ON THE MARKET JUST DON'T DO IT Four things to avoid when remodeling your home BY Ryan Lundquist YOU’RE PLANNING A HOME REMOD- EL PROJECT. You have a budget, con- tractor, lots of ideas and, of course, ex- citement. But are you really doing the improvements that will help you sell your home for the highest amount if that day eventually comes when you’re ready to move? Or are you going to be- come an example that real estate agents 28 | November 201 8 and appraisers give to talk about what not to do in real estate? I know, you might be thinking, “You have some nerve to tell me what not to do to my house. This is a free country. I’ll do whatever I feel like.” I get it. It’s your home. All I’m saying is if you’re going to consider selling your house at some point, it’s wise to consider the rest of the market so you can maximize resale value. Here are a few things you should not do. DIY WORK: You don’t have to be a li- censed contractor to fix up a home, but it’s easy to sniff out quality work versus something an owner did after a week-