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Things to Do before Upgrading Your Home in Lakeland 55+ Communities

Best Things to Do before Upgrading Your Home in Lakeland 55+ Communities


Does your home in Lakeland 55+ communities real estate need an upgrade? Whether it’s as simple as replacing faucets or cabinets to major upgrades like updating your kitchen or landscaping, the thought of a home upgrade project can make homeowners, especially first-timers, feel overwhelmed.

Keep these great tips in mind when upgrading your Lakeland 55+ communities home.

If you are still unsure how and where to start with your home upgrades, here are a few things you could do to prepare before upgrading your home:


Identify the timeline

Just as you and your Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker had a timeline for the home buying process, it is also important to have a set timeline for your upgrades. You wouldn’t want the housework and updating to take forever so you will need a solid plan where the specific steps and actions are outlined, from shopping for materials to the actual labor, along with the target finish dates in order to have a smooth and successful project.


Who does what?

It could be tempting to tackle the project by yourself and do a DIY all the way, but before you start with any project, make sure to assess each step and determine if you can really handle the project on your own from start to finish. It won’t hurt to get professional help for some projects that might seem too difficult or time-consuming. Hiring a professional could also save you from costly mistakes had you done a task you were unsure of on your own.


Security measures

One of the things your Lakeland 55+ Sandpiper golf homes agent would strongly recommend is to ensure safety by taking the necessary security measures. For example, you might want to update every lock in the house or upgrade to a better security alarm system.


Estimate the cost

Now that you know your timeline, who does what and what needs to be done, the next step is to find out how much all of this would cost. Stick to your budget and don’t overspend. Make sure to document all the expenses and set aside money for repairs, replacements, services and other unexpected costs such as meals after a day of hard work.


Insurance and work permits

You’re almost at the finish line of the planning stage and you can’t wait to transform your home into the most magnificent Lakeland 55+ communities real estate. Don’t forget to identify reliable insurance companies and to secure necessary work permits. If you will hire professionals to help with the upgrade, communicate clearly and constantly with them and secure a copy of their liability and disability insurance proof.


These steps are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upgrading your home. There’s plenty to get you excited and prepared for a successful upgrade project. If you want to know more, visit this website today


Call me, Petra Norris, at (863) 619-6918 or send me an email at if you’re looking for a Lakeland Florida real estate agent with unquestionable expertise and professionalism in providing only quality service that you need in selling or buying Sandpiper Golf homes for sale or Lakeland 55+ Communities real estate.


Petra Norris, REALTOR®…

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Authored by Petra Norris 


Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
Lakeland Florida Home Search
Comment balloon 2 commentsPetra Norris • November 03 2015 07:54AM


Excellent tips for what to do before upgrading your home in Lakeland 55+ communities. Thanks for sharing this, Petra!

Posted by Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, @ Aspire Realty Services (Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation) almost 4 years ago

Really great tips you have here, Petra. Homeowners will surely learn a lot from this. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Connie Wolff, REALTOR, SRES, EPRO, ASR, CNE (EXP Realty LLC) almost 4 years ago

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