Spinning Straw into Gold....Call it SOLD !

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

  We were approached recently by a woman who had been recently widowed and did not want to continue being a landlady without her husband's assistance.  He had been a generous soul...too generous in allowing extra time house messto pay rent that never happened...the duplex had been trashed with everything from heavy smoke to flooring, paint, light fixtures...you name it. Tenants had been evicted and she was in a quandry as to what to do or where to start.

   Should shehandyman sell it "as is".....if not....she did not know where to start with what needed to be done to get the house ready for sale.     We went to work with getting quotes on everything we felt needed doing...we always have a list of capable folks and vendors with great prices ready to help our clients.  We gave the woman written estimates and timelines as well as "as is" pricing.  She opted to have the duplex re-done and we  had our crews get to work.

     New carpet...fresh paint...new hardware...bright light fixtures....ready for a new owner or investor to move right in and fall it home....and the lines extended down the street with showings that had to end at some point and the multiple offers presented to the very pleased Seller   

    So many good things as the result of one saraving fanle...the  homes in the neighborhood now had a sparkly new comp....the Buyer achieved his goal of a becoming a landlord in a neighborhood he loved....and best of all...our Seller was thrilled with the work we did and has become a raving fan and referral source.

    We really do love these kinds of situations that turn into wonderful opportunities for everyone !

    If you or anyone you know in southeastern Wisconsin is looking to find out how best to get the greatest return for their advertising investment....Call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service.

 

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS


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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Sally and David -- you presented the homeowner will options and she decides what works for her situation.  Of course, her decision to choose you was the first of many wise ones.  Congratulations on your recent sale.   

Mar 18, 2017 04:49 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Sally and David - the way to get those raving fans is exciting clients expectations.  Sounds like you did just that.

Mar 18, 2017 05:13 AM #4
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Karen Hellier
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What a wonderful story with a happy ending! Thanks for sharing.

Mar 18, 2017 05:30 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Hi Sally and David.  It's sales like these that show the world why you should be the ones to choose for listing homes.

Mar 18, 2017 05:31 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Sally and David. Got to love these win-win-win stories! Enjoy your day!

Mar 18, 2017 06:08 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson what goes around comes around...you did a great job for that owner and she'll be shouting out praises for you and David.... hope you get many more listing leads from that one home...

Mar 18, 2017 06:11 AM #8
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Congratulations on bringing together all the pieces necessary to achieve what your seller wanted. She is sure to recommend you to everyone she meets.

Mar 18, 2017 06:34 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Sally and David. What a fabulous story. Having the right people at your disposal makes all the difference.

Mar 18, 2017 07:19 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Truely helping people especially those who have lost loved ones and have a home or investment property to sell is the most satisfying thing. They are able to let go and will always appreciate your service to them. 

Mar 18, 2017 09:08 AM #11
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Nina Hollander
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Working on my second one of these now, Sally, since last September. Had a California investor whose rental property was trashed. $65,000 later I sold it for him at a premium price and he got all his money back and then some. I just finished another house for him this past week that will be listed next week--$30,000  later it looks like a new home and will also get him a premium price. I will be putting my GC's hat on once again for him this coming summer.

Mar 18, 2017 09:51 AM #12
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Richard and Beth Witt
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I agree with Michael... her decision to choose you was the wisest decision she could have made...

Mar 18, 2017 02:33 PM #13
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George Souto
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Sally and David good things happen when Sellers follow the advice of professionals like the two of you.

Mar 18, 2017 02:49 PM #14
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I got a new listing yesterday that is going to be just like this. New paint, fixing some rot, new flooring and some de clutter will make it like new and sell quick at a really good price as opposed to as is. 

Mar 18, 2017 03:00 PM #15
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Sally & David,  Sellers need that kind of information to make informed decisions regarding selling as is or fixing up. The numbers do not lie.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Mar 18, 2017 06:41 PM #16
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
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A nice story : )   It's a good feeling to help someone who has a problem.

Mar 18, 2017 06:54 PM #17
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
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It turned out well for everyone and you again made a favorable impression and had a happy seller. 

Mar 18, 2017 07:17 PM #18
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Wow Sally, Rapunzel was at it again with a touch of Dorothy and her sparkly red shoes...way to go!

Mar 19, 2017 03:49 AM #19
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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"Raving Fans" - that's the way to succeed in this biz Sally and David!

Mar 19, 2017 09:16 AM #20
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington
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They are a lot more work but how can you put a price on helping people in need Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Mar 23, 2017 07:06 AM #21
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson,

Great story about making something great out of something not so great!  I'm sure that all parties involved are very happy!

 

Mar 23, 2017 12:32 PM #22
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