Unit 121 at The Williamsburg was put on the market for sale March 1, 2018 by a reputable company and didn’t get a single offer during the whole 6.5 month listing period. That’s 222 days. How is this possible in the market where homes sell in about 14-21 days?
Well, the price was not right and it looked TERRIBLE, especially in the photos. How can photos look worse than the real thing? See for yourself – click here to see the old listing.
So we went to work – I recommended a price adjustment and a few small changes that I believed would make a big impact. It took us about 2 weeks and $1,450 to make the changes. Once we listed for sale we received a full price offer in 1 day. Boom! The transaction closed and the owner is stress free in her new home!
Here are a few “before” and “after” photos to showcase the changes that we made.
In the kitchen and dining room area we installed new kitchen cabinet knobs, painted the walls dar grey – so the cabinets pop, installed a stainless steel microwave to match with other appliances and changed the chandelier. The carpet was in bad shape, but we adjusted the price based on that fact.
We also painted the bathroom and changed cabinet knobs
In the family room we just brought in better furniture.
Living room from a different angle
And finally bedroom! we just made the bed and moved the dresser from the den to the bedroom.
Here’s a testimonial I received from the owner:
Renata is just exceptional! She got an offer for my condo at the asking price within 24 hours after it was listed! Renata took care of everything, and what I thought would be a very stressful experience was a very pleasant experience, thanks to her. In addition, she immediately answered texts or telephone calls herself. I highly recommend her!
I LOVE getting results for my clients 🙂
A few more things…
When you are looking for a real estate agent to guide you through the sale of your home – here are a few things you should consider:
- When you’re hiring an agent it’s not enough to hire someone from a reputable company. Every agent is individual with their own standards and ways of being business. The agents who sit next door to my office do things ENTIRELY differently – and we all are affiliated with Keller Williams. Just check their track record, ask to send some recently sold listings and see if you like what you find. It’s one of the largest investments of your life – a little due diligence is necessary.
- Don’t sign 6 month listing agreements (unless it’s a new construction home). 90 days should be more than enough to sell a home in Arlington, VA.
If you are thinking about selling and would like to see what it would take to sell your home – please contact me here. It’s a no obligation free consultation that could save you a lot of money and time!