Courtesy of Bryan Leonhardt

BRYAN LEONHARDT Real Estate Consultant SUCCESSFULLY SELLING REAL ESTATE

FOR OVER 30 YEARS Macdonald Realty 604-328-0753 bryanleo@telus.net

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I AM SURE LIKE MOST, YOU ARE GLAD TO SEE 2020 IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR! A VERY TRYING YEAR TO SAY THE LEAST, SO WE CAN JUST HOPE THAT 2021 BRINGS SOME NEW HOPE AND SOME BRIGHTER DAYS! STRANGELY ENOUGH, THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HAS STAYED ACTIVE AND STRONG THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR! DEEMED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE, ALL STRICT AND PROPER PROTOCOLS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE, SO WE CAN STILL FUNCTION WITH EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY THE MAIN IMPORTANCE. HERE’S WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND BRIGHTER 2021 AND PLEASE STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE! -BRYAN

Volume 14 Number 1

MAKING IT THROUGH A KITCHEN REMODEL If you’re thinking of selling, you may also be thinking about remodeling your kitchen. Kitchen remodels usually offer a high return on investment – and an outdated kitchen is a quick way to deter buyers. You may think that because you’re renovating to add value to your home and not just because you want a nicer kitchen, it will be a simpler process. But pros say that usually isn’t the case. Kitchen remodels are notoriously disruptive, because they take over one of the most important rooms in your home for weeks or months on end.

This isn’t to say a kitchen remodel can’t go well. You just have to be prepared – and realistic. If you have the space for it, set up a makeshift kitchenette somewhere else in your home. Include a mini-fridge, electric tea kettle, toaster, slow cooker and portable grill. Also, choose a room and designate it as a “no construction zone.” Somewhere that isn’t near your kitchen, where you can hideaway and pretend the heart of your

home isn’t a mess. And try not to stress. Keep your mind on the end goal – a kitchen so beautiful potential buyers will just have to make an offer.

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