Renovating 725: Our “Before and After” Blog Series!

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Sometimes you have to do a lot prep work before you can sell a house for the highest possible price. For my next series of blog posts, I’m going to tell you about how I updated a 1949 San Mateo ranch house for the modern market. Each post will explain the individual features of a room, the changes we made, and why we made them. It will also feature “before and after” photos, so you can see the transformation of the property, room by room.

728 25th Avenue is a custom-built house that was owned by the same family for three generations. It had many positive features to start with, including large and spacious rooms, and a captivating backyard. It has a total of four bedrooms and a den, plus three full bathrooms and one half bathroom. Additionally, It’s only one story, making it more attractive to move-down buyers and families with young children. However, it was dated and it definitely showed its age in some areas.

To attract new buyers, we made renovations to showcase all of the positive features of the property. Our efforts paid off! Before the renovations, updates and remediation, the property would likely have sold in the range of $1,000,000 - $1,200,000. After the work was completed, the property was introduced to the market at a list price of $1,500,000. The sale price was $1,778,000.

I’m excited to share this beautiful transformation with you. Stay tuned!

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