Real estate transactions can be stressful for those unfamiliar with the process. That’s where we come in! As real estate experts, we’re able to solve common problems for our clients, whether they’re buying or selling a home.
1. Who You Gunna Call?
Buyers who are new to the area rely on us to source trades (plumbers, painters, electricians, carpenters) as well as landscapers, lawn care and plowing. A great caretaker can make the life of a seasonal homeowner so much easier and stress free. We know the best ones in the area, so if you need help with something speciﬁc, there’s a good chance we know someone and can get you the contact info!
2. Inspect the Un-inspected
Once we have a property under contract, we connect our buyer clients with home inspection services including well water and septic/sewer line inspections. We coordinate every aspect of the due diligence process for our clients, which allows them to focus on things like getting their ﬁnances lined up and scheduling movers. This is particularly valuable (and stress reducing) for clients who may not be local because we are the boots on the ground.
From a strategic standpoint, our strong relationships with the inspectors we use allows us to make oﬀers with dramatically reduced inspection periods, which strengthens our clients’ oﬀer and can make the diﬀerence to a seller in multiple-oﬀer situations. On the selling side, we encourage our sellers to conduct some inspections prior to putting the house on the market. This can avoid big problems down the line caused by unexpected surprises. Our feeling is that our clients should never be blindsided.
3. Staging for Sellers
Our staging techniques and home-decor joie de vivre help our sellers show their properties in the best possible light. Great staging is a proven technique that boosts a home’s curb appeal and ultimately the positive perception of a buyer.
4. Eagle Eyes for Real Estate
Many times we’ll work with a seller who came to possess a property through an estate or is handling the sale for an elderly relative. Sometimes these homes are cluttered or have deferred maintenance issues. We can help to determine what is worth ﬁxing/renovating and updating, and what should simply be left for the next owner to handle. Wasteful spending on repairs that don’t directly translate to an increased sale price is something that we help our clients avoid based on our expertise.