Thursday Thoughts - November 2, 2023


That is roughly the amount of km’s I drive every year.  So yeah, I spend a lot of time in my truck.  Often, I consider upgrading my truck and getting something newer, more fuel efficient, has more gadgets.  As no surprise to those that know me well, I considered upgrading this past week.

I go through all the reasons why this would be a great idea – it would be reliable, have the features I want, could be a vehicle I can drive for years, the cost-benefit makes sense to me.  Let’s do this!

Then I look at my current truck – there’s a chip in the windshield, the running boards need some love, my tires are looking… well, tired.  Simple solution – trade it in and I won’t have to deal with those things anymore.  Let’s do this!

But then, I start thinking – would I do that with a home I lived in?  Just put it on the market without addressing the things that would make it more valuable?  Never.  When I’ve sold my homes before, I always do my best to add value – upgrade the flooring, change light fixtures, spruce up the kitchen with backsplash and cabinet pulls, patch the nicks in the walls and give it a fresh coat of paint.

So why the heck wouldn’t I do that with my truck? Needless to say, my truck will be getting some love over the next while – and adding some value before I look at upgrading.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll pull the trigger once that’s done.

Are you thinking of trading up to a new home? Consider doing some upgrades.  Not sure what would give you the most value, which projects to focus on?  Give me a call, I’d be happy to give you advice and ideas on what would make your home more valuable when it’s time to sell.

Let’s do this!

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