I want to buy a home
If you are thinking about selling your home but have questions, we have answers. Our goal is to get you the most money for your home.
What if you could sell your home for thousands more than it's valued at in its current condition? Would your ears perk up? We sold this home for 37.5% more than its initial contract price.
What makes your journey with us invaluable? Keep reading to learn the backstory of selling this special home.
1220 Happy Hunting Hills Drive: This "unicorn" home is one of a kind. Built in the '90s by the owner, Wally, this home was loved and lived in by this family for over twenty years! You can imagine the connection and attachment between the two. Gretchen saw something special in it from the moment that she stepped onto the whopping 3.50-acre property. Initially, Wally had an offer with a developer for $600,000. He then decided to approach our Team Lead, Gretchen about listing his home. Wally wanted to know what he needed to do to get the house in show-ready condition. Gretchen immediately shared Compass Concierge, our hassle-free way of transforming the sale of a home.
The gears were turning right away! The home was dated, which means... potential! It had been under contract for 2 years with a developer who was going to demolish it and build a subdivision. Some key changes that Gretchen knew would dramatically increase the value of the home included the popcorn ceilings, the floors and carpeting, paint, updating the kitchen and a master bath renovation. So, even though it was dated, all of these things could be brought up to date and upgraded!
Trust is an important aspect of the relationship between the listing agent and the seller. A seller wants to and should be confident in the knowledge, expertise, and skillset of the agent they choose to work with. Gretchen and the team evaluated the home and advised Wally what repairs, changes, and the overall investment that was needed in order to get this house market-ready with the use of Compass Concierge.
We went all-out with Happy Hunting and ended up spending around $40,000 on this project. The risk was worth the reward, and Wally can attest to this! It was worth every penny. Curious as to what contributed to the heavy investment? Interior and exterior paint, scraped and painted popcorn ceilings, refinished hardwoods, new carpet, light fixtures, painted cabinetry, new countertops, hardware and faucets, a master bath renovation, an added laundry room, new decking boards, shutters, porch columns and staining, as well as landscaping.
We brought in our stager/designer, Alisa with Linden Creek, to help with paint colors, carpet, cabinet colors, and hardware. In addition, we brought in vendors to provide estimates for paint, carpet, and several other items throughout the home. This project involved a lot of moving parts, we had all hands on deck.
Marketing is m a g i c ... when it is done correctly and in the right way. We pride ourselves on the ability to market to anyone, anywhere, at any price point. The key here is the strategy involved in marketing to the RIGHT people, and it pays off. We do not deploy the same advertising and marketing techniques to every listing we have. It is tailored towards the home and who the buyer is for that home. This approach is extremely effective. A few examples of the marketing done for this particular home were things like:
... and so much more.