We recently listed a house in Brookfield. We were very complimented as one of the owners of the home is a licensed realtor but was recently had surgery for removal of a cancerous brain tumor and isn't practicing real estate at the moment. Her brother and parents had lived in the home.Her parents passed away and her older bachelor brother lived in the family home. His health also became compromised and with a huge yard and a home just a bit under 2,000 square feet, it has become more than he wishes to deal with.....and so, on the market it went.
It had been a " guy house"....lots of things done right....newer furnace, central air, windows, roof, updated kitchen and baths....and then there were the cosmetics....not so much....Sooooo enter the Hansons....New outer doors, paint the interior, new carpet.....cleaning.....yardwork....the house just sparkles and at a price no buyer can resist ! It is priced to sell, not to sit....I e-mailed the seller who is a smoker....we had to have the "no smoking in the house" discussion and as a reformed smoker of over a dozen years...I know how hard it is.....I thought he may hate me...but it was "for the good of the cause" in getting the house sold.
This is, in part, his return e-mail:
Glad to hear things went well today. You're right I'm hating you more & more each day. Can't smoke in the house, have to sleep in the garage, and it's starting to get cold out at night. We used to have a birdbath in the front yard, wish we still had it so I could wash up.
I had already vacuumed & shampooed the carpet Sunday but it was so dirty I'll probably have to do it a few more times before the open house on Sunday and I'll try to get the garage more organized. I promise not to smoke in the garage and have moved the ashtray out of the garage, next you'll probably want me not to smoke anywhere in Brookfield. If nothing else you got me to cut down.
Let me know if there is anything else you think needs to be done. Thank you so very much for all the help and effort you & David have put into this. I appreciate it more than I can say.
We are soooo lucky.....and we know with this great seller on board and the house sparkling....clean, stage, paint, price it right...and they will come and better than that BUY !