Blog Education A Tale of a Sale - It Pays to Hire an Expert

A Tale of a Sale – It Pays to Hire an Expert

By Marisa Swenson, March 6, 2020

When I first met with the sellers of this beautiful NW style home they told me that they were considering an offer from a contractor to purchase their home for a specific price. The price was appealing to them and in this situation they would be able to sell the home in as-is condition taking a lot of perceived stress off of their plate to prepare the home for the market. One of the sellers co-workers encouraged them to get an opinion from a broker who specializes in their style of home just to see if they would be leaving much of their equity on the table.  They found me in their online searches and after touring the home I put together an in-depth market analysis for them and our findings were that the recommended listing price was almost $100k more than what they were proposed from the contractor.

The sellers took all of my house prep advice and even though it took some contractor coordination and work it was well worth it.  We listed at our analysis price and within 4 days had 9 offers, they closed in 2 weeks in as-is condition (no repairs) at $20k over their listing price (that is $120k over what they almost took from the contractor!).

If you are considering selling your home I would love to do a market analysis for you and help you meet your goals!
Contact me to find your mid century dream home:
Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a Realtor seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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