The Real Estate Market is Booming in Des Moines

Today we are excited to be giving you a market update and talk about some fun things going on in Des Moines right now.

Not only are presidential candidates flooding the city, people who want to live here are flocking to the area as well. We have had some amazing referrals over the last month, from all over the country. People have come to us not only through our large referral network, but through our friends and family that live all over. Those referrals mean a lot to us, and we thank you for trusting us and thinking of us when it comes to Des Moines real estate.

If you're not in Des Moines and reading this, we just want you to know we can help you move no matter where your destination is. We have fantastic agent relationships all over the country with Keller Williams, and we can get you in touch with a great agent no matter where you are.

In Des Moines, we had a huge surge in business in 2016. January is the busiest month I've ever had in real estate. We have a ton of buyers coming in, a lot of businesses coming in, and we are still short on listings. If you are ready to sell, now is the time to make your move. Even if you're just thinking about selling in the future, but don't want to formally list your home, we might just have the perfect buyer for your home. It can never hurt to have the option on the table.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you!

What Remodels Are the Best?

Today I'm excited to answer some questions about remodeling. We are always getting questions from clients about where they should put their money. Today we are going to answer some of those questions. 

There are a few key concepts that I advise people to go by. The first is square footage. Whenever you are adding square footage to your home, you're adding value. 

Another thing that adds a lot of value is an extra bedroom. If you go from being a 3-bedroom home to a 4-bedroom home, your home will be in a higher price bracket. 

Adding another full or half-bathroom is another great idea. Even if you can't add anything, remodeling your bathroom will bring you a pretty good return on investment.

When you do decide to add value to your home through home renovation or remodeling projects, understand that you won't always get a full return on your investment. I found a cool graph in Realtor Mag, that shows how much value certain home repairs bring. If you update your heating and cooling system, you can expect to get around 71% of that cost back. However, with hardwood floor refinishing, you can expect to get 100% of that value back when you decide to sell.

My best advice is this. If you are considering adding value to your home through renovations or remodels, give us a call first. We can help you get started, and put you in touch with some of the best contractors in the area who will be able to take it from there. We are happy to help out, and would love to hear from you. Give us a call or send us an email today!