Just a quick note to let you know how we might be able to help you or anyone you feel comfortable introducing to us.
We recently got a call from clients (I’ll call them James and June). We had helped them purchase a beautiful new 4 bedroom 4 bathroom townhome in East Abbotsford in March of 2009. Now two years later, their family had outgrown the townhome and it was time to buy a house with its own yard and suite for extended family.
James and June put some time into showcasing their home...making it look as close to new as possible and then we started marketing their property. Through our marketing campaign we had 7 showings and within 12 days an accepted offer that was within 1% of the asking price.
Now it was Marlene’s turn to “Go Shopping” with James and June. Marlene was constantly sifting and sorting through the many possibilities available, narrowing the field from well over 100 homes to the top 25. Location, size vs. asking price, and condition were the top three variables. Then the showing process began.
As a buyer, James and June found it interesting. In today’s market, some realtors don’t coach their sellers on how to stage their home...what to do for the showing and more importantly what not to do. How some homes don’t show well and others show awesome!
Just over a week of shopping went by and James and June found the perfect home. Right area, right size and right price. Here is an interesting note...it had only been for sale for a week. When we accepted the offer on James and June’s townhouse, this property was not even on the market yet. This seems to happen a lot in today’s market.
Marlene did all the “evaluation homework” on sales in the neighbourhood, giving James and June enough information to make a wise decision. The offer was negotiated (price, dates and included items) and James and June are now celebrating...they are not homeless, and found just what they were looking for!
Congrats James & June!
Your friends in the business,
Larry & Marlene
Re/Max Little Oak Realty
PS - Who is the next person you know who has outgrown their home and needs to upgrade? Call and introduce them to us 604-859-2341.