If you are considering the sale of your home you may want to sink a little money into it first; any home improvement is a help, however there are some specific areas that you may want to consider first. If you are not much on making repairs or improvements you may want to contact some remodelers and obtain a few remodel estimates.
The experts tell us that if you have to spend some money fixing up your home then you should put it into kitchen or bathroom remodeling as these are the areas that most home buyers seem to notice the most. Keep in mind that if you plan to finance your home improvement project your finance company may ask for several remodel estimates and may ask for copies of the estimates from the remodelers as well.
Your remodel estimates can be obtained in a few different ways depending on how large or project is going to be and your personal preferences. Many people hire a general contractor who then contacts several different remodelers for different parts of the project and comes up with one total price for you. This is generally a good way to go unless you have specific people in mind for certain jobs like plumbing that do not normally work with contractors.
If you plan on contacting each of the remodelers yourself for your home improvement jobs then you will need to get written remodel estimates from each one of them. The best way to get accurate quotes is to be sure that each party involved has as much information as possible and to ask questions; make sure that you know who will be purchasing what materials, etc. If you plan on selecting certain fixtures or accessories make sure they know exactly which ones to get to avoid any misunderstandings.
Other details that are involved when you hire individual remodelers include coordinating delivery with when the items will be needed if you are responsible for obtaining the items, so be sure that you check schedules. You may also want to be sure that your remodel estimates also include the cost of debris removal; this is an often overlooked detail and can get expensive so you may want to consider asking the individual workers for suggestions.