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“You Kicked Serious Ass. I’m so thankful for your hustle & integrity” – seller

By Living Room Realty, December 13, 2021

I’m one of those kinds of home owners that can be seen perched up on a 25′ extension ladder trying to paint their homes fascia board directly under the roof line. That was the image that attracted one of our recent sellers to use our real estate services. Lindsay saw me high up on a ladder and called me the next day to see if I might sell her rental home in NE. We didn’t really know one another at that time, but she saw me as a match for her rental house. A home that needed a fair amount of work to get it market-ready. Lindsay wanted the rental home on the market as quickly as possible and I agreed that we should get in on in the month of November rather than December. My goal was three weeks to hire a crew to paint the exterior, deep clean, repair part of the foundation coat, take down the old fence, build a new fence, and repaint some interior rooms, landscape and stage. Three weeks sounds like a long time to get a house ready but when the weather forecast shows an extended stretch of rain, it can be very difficult to make it on time with a painting crew that is working at other job sites. Sure enough, it rained and rained for 2 + weeks. In between the downpours I helped the painters prep the house and paint the exterior trims. I found myself on a ladder again. Sleep was difficult those three weeks.  I spent much of my own time going to the house and taking on much of the work myself in order to get it all done. All of the main floor windows had my caulked and nailed shut by the previous tenants so I took them apart to get them operable again.

We made our deadline in a nick of time! On the market on a Friday and pending by Monday with multiple offers all WAY over asking. I stuck to my word, we have happy seller because of it and the buyer closed on time. SWEET.




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