The Blog of Joy Bolger

The Blog of Joy Bolger

When Your House Needs a Little Pick-Me-Up


When Your House Needs a Little Pick-Me-Up

As a lady who recently turned 40, (I know, I know I look 27, it’s cool) I have come to realize when you go out with the laaaaadies or a date night with your handsome husband, you gotta put a little lipstick on. Ya know, just to make you feel confident and look your best. Well same-same for your house when you go to market. It’s literally MIND BLOWING what a coat of white paint can do to a room. Or changing out an old ceiling fan for a cute and reasonably priced light fixture from CB2. On my listings prior to sale, I project manage cosmetic upgrades to homes so THEY can feel confident and look their best when going to market.

I moved to Compass at the beginning of the year and one of the reasons was because of their Compass Concierge program. We give you an interest-free loan to cover renovation costs prior to sale and then you pay us back at the close of escrow from the seller proceeds. It’s really a win-win situation.

Here’s a case study of a home I sold early this year for 900K. Take a look at the before photos — would you ever think of paying 900K for that house? When you see the after photos, you can tell the lipstick really paid off.

I’m happy to come by and give a consolation on what can be done to get you the most $$$ for your property. We can chat about the Compass Concierge program too. Give me a ring-a-ding!