Blog Listings S O L D - Peaceful Southwest Haven

S O L D – Peaceful Southwest Haven

By Mel Marzahl, July 30, 2020

Pending in 2 days!

This gorgeous 150sqft attached home sold quick! The seller, Marisa, had updated the home a few years ago and kept it very well maintained. She loved living in this home but was ready to buy her “move-up” house with her fiance Danny.

Marisa and Danny were fantastic sellers to work with. They gave me a virtual walk-through of the home and a list of upgrades they had done so I could provide them with the most accurate pricing, staging, and repair recommendations. They also knew what their budget would be for touch ups and pre-listing prep.

Importance of Listing Prep, Photos, & Video

I brought in a team of staging consultants who were able to work virtually. They are professional interior designers who were able to look at photos of the home and provide Marisa and Danny recommendations for furniture placement and design choices. Marisa and Danny dived right in, spruced up their home, and collaborated with the designers so when photography day came around, the house was sparkling clean and perfectly staged to show off its features.

The photos, video, 3-D tour, and floorplan came out great! With the coronavirus affecting everyone, it is extra important to show every inch of the house in as many ways as possible. When buyers have a floorplan, 3-D tour, as well as great photos and video, they are able to see if a home might be the right fit for them, before even stepping in the door.

Virtual Open House and Social Media

One powerful new thing I have added to my marketing tool belt is the ‘virtual open house.’ I set a specific time to do a video tour the home while streaming live on Facebook. This gives buyers and agents the chance to see a “hosted” walk-through of the home while being able to ask questions in real time. It also leaves me with a recorded video tour of the home which I can share with other agents and interested buyers. It’s lo-fi compared to the 2 minute professional video I’ve hired a pro to make, but it makes taking a live tour of the home more accessible. Many buyers like that the longer-format tour as well because I will talk about the upgrades and features of the home as I walk through it. Here is the link to the virtual open for Marisa’s lovely home. 

Pending in 2 days!

All of their hard work preparing the home to look its best, paid off! We received a great offer on the first day, and more came in the second day. They ended up with a solid over-asking offer with favorable terms, and a second very similar offer in back-up. They just closed today, and negotiated an extra two weeks in the home to do a bit of work on their new place (closing tomorrow) before they move!

Congrats Marisa and Danny!

Mel Marzahl

Broker | OR


Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Mel became a passionate advocate for homeownership and investing in real estate after buying and selling her first home. What drew her to it was realizing the significant financial impact the right investment property can make and learning how much having a home to truly call your own can improve your quality of life. Her specialties are working with first-time home buyers and sellers yet she is fluent in all aspects of residential real estate. She is trained extensively in real estate negotiation, holding both the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) and RENE (Real Estate Negotiations Expert) designations. Mel knows that with all the technology available to buyers and sellers, one of the best skills a REALTOR® can have is knowing how to be a collaborative negotiator to get the best outcome for their clients. After a decade-long career working in operations and client service for creative companies, Mel earned her Broker’s license and made the move to real estate. She listens to her client’s needs and aims to treat everyone involved in a transaction with honesty and integrity. She loves getting to know her clients, their wants, and needs to ensure they get the highest level of service Mel is known for. Mel brings creativity and an eye for detail to the table with a background in art and events. She enjoys a remodel or renovation project, has a soft spot for old craftsman homes, loves helping first-time buyers, and educating her clients on the selling and purchasing process. She believes in staying up to date on market trends, technology, and tools available to real estate agents. This gives her an edge when it comes to marketing properties and communicating with her clients. When Mel is not working in real estate she is volunteering with the Red Cross, gardening, hosting dinner parties, or relaxing at home on Bull Mountain with her husband, son, two big dogs, and a handful of chickens.
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