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This One Went $87,000 Over Asking

By Living Room Realty, May 10, 2021

Chris and I are what we call ‘full service’ agents. We put in our own sweat equality on 90% of our listings prior to listing them for our clients.  We do this for our standard listing fee with no “up charge”. The main purpose is to make the client more money so that the house sells for above list price which then pays for the cost of hiring us.  Secondly, I am an artist and working on a client’s home gives me an outlet for my visions of what a space can become. If you lend me your home I can work magic for you. House listed at $600,000 – Sold for $687,000.

Here is an example of a home I did and what I did to it:

  • I took of all cabinet door/drawers re-sanded them to remove all lacquer. Removed old hardware, patched holes, primed lower cabinets which I painted blue. Lacquered upper cabinets with new product.
  • New butcher block counters. Left raw so new buyer could either oil them or stain them.
  • Wiped down all wood trim throughout home- window sills, baseboards, door jams and doors and applied Restore A Finish to hide scratches.
  • Removed all lighting. Bought new lights for client and had handyman re-hang them.
  • New kitchen tile that I picked up at Home Depot ($200 in tile)
  • Painted front room, bedrooms, hallway and bathroom.
  • Hung draperies (purchased linen Ikea drapes)
  • New bathroom cabinet paint + new hardware
  • Cleaned floors in home
  • Brought some items from my home to add to the staging but hired out the rest of the staging through Arbor and Co.
  • Took multiple dump runs for client
  • Hired heating company to install new gas line for the new stove. Hired landscape person to clean up the backyard. Hired additional painter to paint what I didn’t get to.

    Looking for a listing agent?  Give us a ring and let us go to work for you!


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