In the midst of a competitive market where properties were fetching above asking, my clients eyed a home listed at an initially high price. When a comparable, more updated property in the vicinity surfaced at a lower cost, prompting the original listing to drop, we seized the opportunity. Swift action, strategic negotiation, and a vision for improvements allowed us to secure the property at an excellent price. In fact, we ended up getting this property for less than the other property sold for! After a few months of dedicated remodeling, the finished home perfectly aligns with my clients' wish list, showcasing the transformative power of strategic enhancements.

  • Removed existing fireplace in family room
  • Poured footing for foundation, new framing at fireplace removal and roof repair
  • Stucco repair to match existing wall at old fireplace location
  • Removed partition wall between family room and kitchen, completely opening the space
  • Removed wood paneling in family room and installed drywall
  • Custom finish carpentry in kitchen for built-in refrigerator look
  • New door casings and baseboards
  • Smooth wall texturing throughout house
  • New recessed lighting and lighting throughout
  • Updated electrical panel (worked with city to obtain permit, coordinated with PG&E and electrician)
  • Removed closet in hall bathroom to enlarge room
  • Installed tile flooring at hall bathroom
  • Installed solar tubes (skylights) in hallway for additional natural light
  • Replaced multiple windows to clear glass
  • Installed nickel gap siding around existing living room fireplace
  • Extended and refinish hardwood flooring throughout
  • Installed cleanout for future plumbing needs
  • Completed punch list items from home inspection
  • Removed dying tree in backyard and cleaned up other trees to open up yard

Nick's extraordinary proficiency spans beyond real estate into the realm of construction, backed by a general contractor license. His invaluable insights transformed potential red flags, like low ceilings or dated fireplaces, into strategic advantages. With Nick, every aspect of the home-buying journey is meticulously navigated, ensuring informed decisions, cost-effective solutions, and an unparalleled level of support.

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