The Scoop on Poop
Updated: Mar 17
Poop is valuable! It’s a huge part of life. To you future sellers out there: I don’t know what you did over the weekend, but I spread compost in my garden and manure mulched my orchard. It made me feel so alive! Who knew? Not only is mulch magical food for the soul and for crops but fresh mulch is cheap, and it really boosts your curb appeal.
The other thing that can give the illusion— excuse me, give "verification"—of a well-maintained home is edging. Don’t get lazy on the clean lines when you’re selling your home. It’s the outdoor equivalent o
f freshly painted trim. Buyers may not say, "Wow! Look at those lawn edges”; but they will say, "This home has been well-maintained," even though they won’t be able to put their finger on exactly why they think so.
Now, even in this insane market, where you don’t need to tackle deferred maintenance projects to make a hefty sum, selling your home “as-is/where-is” may not necessarily be to your highest advantage.
Speaking of poop-related improvements—have you thought about that third bathroom? Call me (720-600-9332) to help you crunch the numbers on this one. Depending on your layout, that five to ten thousand dollar bathroom addition could increase your resale value by up to $22K in this market, and it will really increase buyer appeal. Decent bathroom fixtures are inexpensive; and if a corner of your home isn’t hard plumbed but has space enough for even a small half bath, there are modern solutions like ejection pits that contain a $1K to $2K grinder that pumps waste to the main. With a five-person family trying to sleep and poop under one roof, this bonus crapper is a total game-changer and will increase your proceeds.
That’s the scoop on poop from me!
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