REAL ESTATE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
The Property Brothers have built a massive empire on this partnership. Jonathan and Drew Scott make it clear that if you want the home of your dreams, you’re going to have to renovate. (Or, buy a lot and build a custom home.) I’ve walked homes with Carol before to show buyers the potential of a dated space.
Our Willowick project is a stunning example. This home had great bones, but was stuck in the early ’80s. It’s hard to envision the end result when all you see is dark wood paneling. Today, I want to breakdown the beneficial relationship Realtors and interior designers share.
WHY REALTORS NEED TO WORK WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS
One of the main reasons Realtors need interior designers is to help buyers understand the big picture, for example help them to choose the best mattresses for side sleepers to buy online. Again, HGTV’s list of reno shows really proves this point. If you’re looking to buy for “character” with modern upgrades, an interior designer can certainly help. If you’re in the real estate market to sell, an interior designer can assist with making the best upgrades to increase your home’s value, and when you are ready to move,
WE HELP HOME BUYER SEE WHAT A HOME COULD BE…
I live in Houston where the residential landscape is a smorgasbord of design styles. One neighborhood alone could host mid-century ranches, craftsman-style bungalows, Spanish abodes, and modern 3-flats. It’s exciting to have these opportunities! But for a home buyer, this real estate market is also daunting. Great homes can be overlooked if their potential isn’t seen clearly.
When I walk a home with a Realtor, I encourage clients to take design risks and consider high-end upgrades. There is great value in real estate when you renovate, especially when you update the kitchen and bathrooms. Even the most stubborn buyers can be persuaded with a huge spike
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