As a white-glove real estate brokerage, The Shelhamer Group is no stranger to getting some of the toughest renovation jobs in Los Angeles. Our clients often consist of investors who have purchased distressed properties or families who have just relocated to the area and need our help in getting their homes up to par. No matter the size or scope of the job, our team is equipped to handle it.
Unlike some other listing renovation services, we don’t just slap band-aids over the problems. We take the time to do things right, ensuring that your home is brought up to code and meets all current safety standards. We also work with a number of different contractors, so we can find the perfect fit for your job.
The Shelhamer Group has been in business for over a decade, and in that time, we’ve seen and done it all. We’re proud to say that we’ve set a number of records for the most extensive renovations ever completed in Los Angeles.
To achieve these lofty goals, we look carefully at your home’s attributes and identify areas where every $1 investment yields $3 in the sale price. We have crafted a system and methodology that works.
From the exteriors of our renovations to the details of the interior. From punch lists to picture-perfect. This article brings you a glimpse into some of our recent record-breaking sales.
The Exterior Record Breakers
In 2021, we saw a revival of exterior trends, from farmhouse construction to white walls with black trim to the moody grays and earth tones reminiscent of an earlier period here in Los Angeles where homes blend into the exterior landscaping and communities, reminiscent of The Arts and Crafts Movement.
What’s coming in 2022? We’re seeing a return to traditionalism, with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and classic details. Exteriors will be more complicated, with multiple textures and colors, and there will be a greater focus on the landscaping around the home. We’re not sure what’s next for exteriors in 2023, but we’re looking forward to seeing more innovative and unique designs that reflect the personality of the homeowners.
The Interior Record Breakers
With an interior renovation, it’s important to have the new buyer have a blank canvas by depersonalizing the home. A new home buyer has to see the strengths of your home and what they might create in the future. Obviously, our personal taste isn’t everyone’s taste. It’s about putting our clients’ money where it will yield the most profit based on market demand and industry trends.
At the Shelhamer Group, we have never been ones to copy or follow the pack. Our devotion to creating a unique and inspiring interior demands our efforts in scouring through fixtures, hardware, and the “Ask Glenn” paint sample section at Home Depot named after our broker of record Glenn Shelhamer. I am kidding… maybe.
Every property tells a story and every client has their own budget. Quite often we end up repurposing items to breathe new life into fixtures and hardware rather than replacing them. The key is to have congruence and flow to optimize the end market price per square foot.
In this ever-changing real estate market, trends are constantly evolving. We have to be on our toes to stay ahead of the curve and provide value for our clients.
From Punch List to Picture Perfect
Every once in a while, the ordinary can become extraordinary. Our renovation in Monterey Hills exceeded all expectations, delivering another record-breaking sale for our clients and earning us the reputation as the brokerage willing to go to any lengths to win for our clients. We pushed through years of collected items and even graffiti on the walls to freshly paint, re-purpose and renovate this condominium to maximize our client’s investment!
The before and after pictures speak for themselves, but the true story is in the details of the transformation. The challenges we faced were many, but our team was relentless in its efforts to bring this project to fruition. Our client’s happiness is always our number one priority and we are proud to have delivered yet another extraordinary result!
Get Your Property Ready for Listing
Are you buying or selling a home in Los Angeles? We are experts in renovating homes in the Los Angeles area. Our team can handle any size or scope of renovation job, so you can be sure your home will be updated and up to par with the current market.
You shouldn’t have to worry about updating your home when you move – let us take care of it for you! We know how to get the most out of every renovation dollar, so you can focus on settling into your new home. Plus, our team is experienced in working with city officials, so permits and inspections won’t be a problem.
Contact us today for a free consultation on your upcoming renovation project!