Ever wish that there were more options for selling your home yourself or with a broker?
Ever wish you knew how to maximize the return on your homes investment?
A lovely widow Mary sat alone overwhelmed at her situation. Her husband had passed away a year earlier and her grown children had full lives many thousands of miles away.
She had so many questions, so many worries and did not know where to begin. She knew it was time to sell and let go, but how?
How could she handle her “collection of things” that had once meant the world to her but now seemed unappreciated by everyone. Most of all, what could she do about them? The realtors kept telling her she needed to declutter, paint and so many other things, but the question was “How?”
Neighbors had been so kind and did so much for her and she was appreciative.
Yet, she knew it was time to leave this once active and happy home. Did anyone truly care? Yes, investors and flippers were everywhere and anxious to make offers. Some even offered to help her get rid of things. But the prices offered didn’t make sense to her.
It was just too confusing and overwhelming. She felt desperate, alone, and afraid.
She imagined just walking out. Forget cleaning out the freezers and fridge. Forget the excess clothing. Forget the memorabilia not to mention the old furniture that reminded her that her favorite days were in the past.
If only she could turn the whole matter over to someone she trusted. Someone very responsible, knowledgeable and kind. Don’t forget caring. Though she was needing to leave it all behind, she wanted her things respected and sorted carefully as well as some cash in return.
She didn’t know how to organize the painters, cleaners, landscapers, estate sale company etc. So who should she call first, how many estimates did she need, where would she go while the work was being completed?
And the well-meaning realtors. How could she negotiate with them or buyers when she had not been in the business world for so long. After all, so much had changed over her lifetime.
She decided to meet with more realtors and then met… a home consultant, Liz.
Liz had been a real estate broker for many years with many designations and certifications. She knew so much about homes, renovations, decorating and staging. She was also a certified home organizer and home stager. Liz had helped hundreds of clients have a stress free move. Her business focused on helping buyers and sellers with every service they may need and though Liz did not perform all of the heavy lifting, she did all of the co-ordinating and organizing.
Immediately Mary felt her worries melt and she was at ease for the first time in a long time. She had OPTIONS that she was not aware of. OPTIONS that no one else mentioned and this is how the story goes.
So Mary packed her suitcases and a few boxes. A family member picked her up and drove her to her new home. The home consultant did everything else and you won’t believe what happened next.
Utilizing the one-to punch, her home consultant ran a pre-marketing sale combined with an estate sale and a home sale. Hundreds of people came through in 3 days and her belongings made so many people happy as they purchased them. Immediately a cash offer came in from an Investor.
Liz reviewed the offer, it’s strong points, advantages and disadvantages. Together Mary and Liz decided to go for Plan B which was already in the works. Liz had already met with the best contractors, obtained estimates and organized a one week transformation of Mary’s home. It cost Mary $6,250.00.
Within 7 days, the home was power washed, deep cleaned, painted, staged and styled and listed for an asking price that was 10,000.00 more than the pre sale price. The home was renewed and beautiful again.
What happened next? Liz held open houses and many people came and many wanted to buy. Mary accepted the first offer in (after the transformation) for $38,500.00 more than her presale offer! One week of letting go, letting Liz over see the process and Mary’s $6,200.00 investment returned her $38,500.
Remember, all that Mary had to do was pack her suitcase and a few boxes of her favorite things. Everything else was handled by caring professionals with a common purpose. To help Mary at a time when she needed it most.
Less stress, quick sale, higher net proceeds are only a few reasons to talk with Liz.