Few can resist a classic makeover story – and home transformations are no exception. TV networks have built empires making it seem that anyone can take an outdated, ’70s bungalow and turn it into a dream urban escape – doubling the home’s value in just 30 minutes.
But how easy is it, really, to make a profit off of home renovations? You’d be surprised, says Christian Fuentes, a RE/MAX real estate agent and owner of RE/MAX Top Producers in Diamond Bar, California. Not only has Fuentes himself flipped more than 400 homes in his career, he frequently offers advice to clients on potential home updates that can improve their house’s value when it’s time to list.