The owner of this home was looking to sell but only if they could be assured of a certain minimum sale price. Overall the home was in good condition but we did recommend to the homeowner that certain cosmetic improvements and repairs be done in order to assure them that they would be able to achieve their desired sale price. We started by ordering a pre-inspection report that would allow us to discover and repair any problems before putting the house on the market. We also recommended to the homeowner that the countertops in the kitchen be replaced, update the stairway ceiling fan, update light switches, paint one bedroom, and reseal the driveway. By making these repairs and updates the seller stood to gain an additional $60,000 in sale price while the total cost for all repairs and improvements was only $9100, which was paid for by the seller at the closing of the sale, meaning no out of pocket expenses were incurred by them. We then staged the home and put our proprietary marketing plan to work. Within 7 days we had an offer $30,000 over list price which more than met the seller’s minimum sale price.
And since we were aware of and corrected any issues that likely would have been brought up during a buyers inspection we had a smooth and trouble free closing.
"I contacted Matthew for an in-home consultation for my home in Mercer Island. He advised that with a kitchen remodel, miscellaneous repairs & home staging, I could increase the value of my house by over $50k. I hired Matthew with Intext Staging, and he did an amazing job! I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of current trends in remodeling and the quality and style of his mid-century modern staging. With my busy schedule, it was such a relief to make one call and have everything handled, and as Matt suggested my home did sell for a higher than expected price. I am extremely happy with my decision to hire Matt, and will definitely consult with him when I sell my next home."
- Sue Hahm