We got an email...quite unexpectedly from a "by chance"....meeting with someone we did not know. (Who would think visiting someone in the hospital would mean a listing from an ambulance driver ?!)
Off we went ....two children and one on the way meant a larger house was in their future and they were anxious to beat the "spring rush" of homes on the market. They had been judicious about both paying down their mortgage and saving for a down payment for their new home.
They had listed their home a year before with a "friend of a friend" who was a part time agent. We talked about their house...took a tour and made some suggestions for the "highest and best price" when they put it on the market.
Our presentation is always two step...and we have a folder of information about us and our brokerage...our education, experience, testimonials and services.
"Is this the part where I tell you what I want to list the house for ?" the potential Seller asked. "No...we don't have that "part" in our presentation," we told him. We will go back to our office and do our home work and show him the reason we are suggesting $X as a price based on our unique Total Market Overview analysis.
"I wondered about that," he continued. The other agent asked me to name a price and after 30 days if it didn't sell...I could name another one...I didn't think that was how this process worked." YICKS ! No it isn't....We don't have that "part" in the process of selling your home. We will be back with our presentation and explain to you how we got to the price we are suggesting and give you a net sheet so that you can see the proceeds from your sale. "
You could see the relief in his expression....he told us he didn't know how to price a house and welcomed our advice . In addition....when we returned to the office we gave him a list of other people he would welcome for help in his location...discounted services on temporary storage and moving...lenders with outstanding programs....and our magic search link that anyone who is looking for a home in southeastern Wisconsin can use for finding the house they want to call home...just click here.
If you are looking for a little magic to make your house disappear from the market and call it SOLD and help in finding the next one you want to call home...Call the Hansons ...we are honored to be of service.