This is a nice home with lots of space both inside and out.
I recommend making it as nuetral as possible to appeal the largest number of buyers. Fresh paint throught will help the home feel and very clean.
Whether the buyer be a first time home buyer or another investor like you they will expect the home to be move-in ready with nothing to do. Finishing the gutters and downspouts will help the home look well maintained.
CURB APPEAL :
Repaint trim, gutters, and porch ceiling in Sanderling (SW 7513)
Repaint columns, shutters, and boarder bricks at front steps in Foothills (SW 7514)
Repaint porch floor and steps Gray Area (SW 7052) PORCH AND PATIO PAINT. VERY IMPORTANT TO USE PORCH RATED PAINT.
Leave house body color as is and touch up where needed. Back of house, garage conversion, and shed should match the house colors.
Iron fencing, iron railings at steps and security door – Kilz primer gray then spray with Rust-Oleum DARK BRONZE HAMMERED finish.
Fresh house numbers mounted on top riser of the front steps. KBAUTHORITY.COM $11.81 5 ½” Aged Bronze.
Vaxcel Lighting OD21506BBZ Burnished Bronze Harwich 1 Light Nautical Outdoor Small Pendant
Item #: BCI917760 LightinDirect.com $ 86.00
Replace the entry light with bronze hanging fixture. This one compliments the bronze and helps tie in the fence.
Fill in front garden with drought tolerant, mostly native species, and repeated on both sides of front.
I recommend using gold pathway fines (crushed limestone) from American Soil Products (510-292-3000) to dress the bed in front of the dining room. A bag of this filled in around the planting beds and stepping stones will help pull the entire look together.
REAR PATIO & GARDEN :
Tidy up the chicken coop and spread fresh straw.
Lay sod in far back flat area.
Clean out storage shed (make spotless) so buyers can see opportunities for alternate uses.
Stage with round patio table and cluster potted plants.
Power wash all exterior hard surfaces.
Drift of Mist on walls and Pure White Eggshell Finish on walls.
Pure White Flat on ceilings.
Pure White Satin on trim and in bathrooms.
Repair/touch up kitchen cabinetry.
Buyers want move in ready. We are lacking a dishwasher so definitely need to add a refrigerator. Sears Outlet in San Leandro has great deals on refurbished…this one is $699. Find a unit that is counter depth.
Albion Off-white Drum Shade 20-inch Lighting Fixture overstock.com for around $150 each. Use the same fixture in both the living and dining rooms. Dining hangs lower and living room close to ceiling.
Replace bathroom vanity lighting with fixtures that doesn’t have exposed bulbs. This is a $75 option from overstock.com. Anything in chrome without an exposed bulb is OK.
BONUS ROOM GARAGE CONVERSION:
Recarpet this area in a neutral greige. Brian and the Floor Store in Richmond will give you a good deal on good quality. I can help select the color befor installed.
Once the tenants have moved out I will come over and walk through the project. I stay available throughout the process via email, text, and phone. If you are not sure about a color, style, or choice…just ask!