When we walked into this home and knew it needed updating. To make the home feel cohesive and up to date we made several cosmetic improvements, listed it at $1,395,000 and sold it for $1,650,000.
The improvements we make are carefully considered. We don’t ask our sellers to spend money on anything that won’t give them a significant return on their investment. The updates, the staging and the right pricing made all the difference resulting in a much higher than expected sales price.
Let’s walk through the changes that we made.
Though the kitchen had beautiful cherry cabinets the finishes were out of date. We painted the cabinets with a fresh color and changed the hardware. We decided to replace the granite countertops with a quartz that looks like marble. And we carried the backsplash all the way up to the cabinets.
We find that when flooring is not cohesive it makes rooms look small and choppy. This is why we decided to replace the stone floor with wood. We also replaced the carpet downstairs with wood flooring. We find that when a lower floor has different flooring it can look like it was an addition added later and it’s not valued at the same price as the main floor.
“I was impressed with her keen instincts, her detailed analysis of the market, and her state of the art selling methods. We have not regretted this decision. Ruth provided us with a detailed plan of what it would take to sell our house in the timeframe we were looking at, for an optimal price. We decided to put our trust in her and followed all her advice. After Ruth’s team arranged, scheduled and supervised all of the pre-sale work that had to be done, Ruth secured us an above-asking cash offer in less than two weeks, with an astonishing 7-day closing date. Ruth’s negotiating skills and strong relationship with the selling agent ensured a smooth, uneventful closing that made all parties happy. We could simply not have been in better hands!” – Kety. K, Seller, 53 Panorama Drive
Additionally we put in new lighting throughout the home, painted the interior and some of the exterior and freshened up both the front and the back yard.
I could not do all of this with out my incredible team. Every listing we sell has a full time project manager so our vendors can be carefully managed and our vision properly implemented. We have a vetted list of vendors that do projects on time and on budget with very careful oversight. Our sellers just hand over the keys, sit back and wait for the proceeds to hit their bank account.
It’s easy to think that properties sell themselves but stories like these show that thoughtful property preparation, correct pricing and solid marketing make a huge difference in the final outcome.
There is no one size fits all approach. Having an experienced agent who not only understands what buyers want but also has a background in design is critical to helping sellers get the highest possible price for their homes.
We’d love the opportunity to help you (or someone you know) sell your home for top dollar.
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Thinking of selling (or buying)? Call the Krishnan Team at 415-735-5867 for a no-obligation consultation. You can also email us.