Twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb, stars of HGTV’s show Unsellable Houses, are a top-selling real estate team in the Pacific Northwest. With Leslie handling the negotiations and budget, and Lyndsay specializing in design and staging, they’re making even the least attractive houses sellable and desirable. We partnered with them to learn more about their business, and the role propane plays in their renovations.

 

Tell us about you! Where do you live? What do you do?

We live in Snohonish, WA. We are real estate agents and designers. 

How did you get started remodeling homes and bringing life to tired spaces?

It was a natural progression of our business in real estate. We had clients that either didn’t know how or couldn’t oversee the remodel of their homes themselves. So, we started doing it for them with our own money. Beginning by getting paid back during the sales process and slowly progressing into splitting the additional profits with them.

What is the best and worst part about working together as twins?

We LOVE being together. We are and always will be best friends.


For those who haven’t seen your show “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV – what makes a house unsellable? What are some of the ways you revive a house to make it sellable?

Everything is sellable, it’s just about selling at the top price it can get. So, we take homes that are not maximizing their potential, make the needed improvements, and sell at top dollar.


What has been one of the most unsellable properties you’ve encountered, and what was the outcome for that house?

I would say a house that has limited bedroom count. We try adding bedroom/bathroom count whenever possible (needed) as this is a great return on investment.


What are some of the ways you’ve seen propane used in homes in your area?

Propane is used in our rural properties mainly. (Which in Snohomish is really anything outside of the town). We use propane for stove tops, fireplaces, furnaces, water heaters, etc.


Why does it make sense to use propane in the Pacific Northwest?

It is a guaranteed source of heat and power. 


Propane fire pits, patio heaters, and pool heaters can make an outdoor area usable and enjoyable beyond just the summer months. How does extending the outdoor living season benefit the resale value of a home?

Whenever you can add value (*space, usable square feet, etc.) to a property, it increases the value and helps with resale. In the Pacific Northwest, we love living outside whenever possible, especially under covered decks. Using propane heaters and fireplaces just allows this to happen more often.


What is some advice for anyone who wants to start a remodeling project?

Start small and start with items that are not personal preference (ie: windows, siding, roofs, etc.). Once the main systems of the home are good, then move onto tile, paint, countertops.