This 1,342 sq.ft. Mandarin pool home was built in 1978, complete with popcorn ceilings. The Owners removed the popcorn ceilings, renovated two bathrooms, and improved the landscaping.  They bought the house in 2013 for $192,000 and sold it 3 years later for $225,800, $5,000 over asking price.

1. People hate popcorn ceilings. They particularly don’t like popcorn when the ceilings are low as they are in this 1978 home, and the first thing you notice when you walk in the door.
2. The kitchen was fine – no granite but newer cabinets and appliances. The tile floors were dated but covered with attractive area rugs. The roof and windows had already been replaced when they bought the house.  The problem was 2 outdated bathrooms.
3. Curb appeal was lacking. Shrubs were overgrown.
4. Screened lanai and covered patio were plain looking and not in keeping with the contemporary vibes of the interior.

1. Owners removed the popcorn ceilings and skim coated them. Note: this house was built in 1978.  Popcorn ceilings in homes built before 1978 should be tested for asphalt before removal.
2. Owners replaced tile, cabinets and mirrors in both bathrooms.
3. Shrubs were removed and new plant material installed.
4. Attractive indoor/outdoor rugs, drapery panels, and flower boxes were added to the lanai and patio.
5. Our professional stager worked with owners to make it look like a model home.