Kitchens and Master Baths Trends and Solutions

3 CEU credits (not currently approved, can be submitted for approval)

Description:

You’ve probably noticed when buyers are looking at houses, they pay more attention to the kitchen and master bath than any other rooms in the house. Updates to these rooms can be quite costly; that’s why it’s important to understand what type of costs one incurs when purchasing a home. Let’s face it, kitchens and baths can be the most expensive rooms in a house. Keep in mind as of 2019, the cost of a budget kitchen and bath renovation is at least $15,000.

Whether your client if buying or selling a house, it’s important to have an idea of what’s available and what renovating these rooms will cost and add to the ultimate value and sale-ability of the home. The key is to update these rooms without breaking the bank. This class will focus on looking at creativity ways to accomplish both; often without making expensive changes. By helping your clients focus on what they can do, you’re guaranteeing a better experience and a less complicated sale for your client.

If your client is considering purchasing a forever home, or one they can comfortably age in, the kitchen and bath should be inspected to see if they are ‘age proof.’ When buying a home, it’s important to determine what needs to be changed to make it livable long term.
The current growth of the oldest population ages 65 and older is unprecedented in U.S. history. The U.S. population is aging. Today, there are more than 46 million older adults age 65 and older living in the U.S.; by 2050, that number is expected to grow to almost 90 million.
Kitchens and bathroom will likely require the most changes for long term living.

Objectives:

  • Kitchens and baths can be huge expenditures for real estate customers. If the customer is considering an ‘age proof home,’ then the kitchens and baths should be considering what changes will need to be made.
  • This class will explore what renovations can be made without huge expense when buying or selling a home.

TIME: Total time is 180 minutes, and 30 minutes for beaks.

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