Home Not Selling?

Have Hope!

Everyone has a different story, a different reason to move, a  dream to start anew somewhere else.

A True Story

Mikes dream was to live on the water someday.  He loves to fish – a lot. Sadly, his wife had passed, and as difficult as it was to part with so many good memories, it was time for him to move on.  He listed his home with a good friend whom he trusted and liked.

Well, 4 months went by with no offers.  Mike finally called his friend and was told he had a ‘flawed property’ (yes, there was a small local mall behind him), and he had to lower his price.  Mike said, “I was so disappointed and frustrated, I really didn’t know what to do.”

After 6 months when the listing ended, Mike called us  (we were referred by a mutual friend).  He fully  expected us to tell him … ‘Lower your price’.  Just the opposite!  We told him to raise the price by $5,000 – but he must make some simple changes.  (Sometimes simple changes can make a dramatic difference).  Mike’s home sold in 6 days above the new asking price.

“I am a happy man.  Thanks to Barbara & Christine I was able to move on with my life .. and I can go fishing whenever I want!”  (Yes, we found him the perfect house on the water with a dock & boat house).    Mike P.  Algonac

Another True Story

Laura & Jerri had raised their family in that home filled with good memories.  But after the boys moved out, the house was just to big for the two of them.  It was a spacious home, in fact one of the larger ones in the neighborhood, and they were sad to leave.

The agent they hired the first time around was an experienced agent – a top producer. Laura told us, “after she listed our home, we hardly heard from her”.   And with 6 months on the market, having done some minor upgrades & several price reductions –  and still no offers – they took the house off the market.  But now what! Their newly constructed home was ready to move into. Do they move & take the furniture with them?  Leave some of it?

When Laura & Jerri called us they had already interviewed several other agents.  They were very frustrated and did not want to make the same mistake again. “From our first meeting, we knew you were professional,” Jerry commented.  And we were hired.

We got right to work, walking the home together, considering all the positves and negatives the home had to offer. They listened to our suggestions, and with very little investment and some elbow grease, their home sold in 19 days for asking price.   Jerry & Laura  are now happily settled in their brand new home.   “You handled all our concerns promptly & went far beyond our expectations!”  Jerry & Laura P.  Macomb Twp

Another True Story

Alice and Dan were moving to Florida.  Their home had been on the market for almost 7 months with no solid offers.  They liked the agent, but his suggestion was always to lower the price.  Alice call me to meet with her and Dan.  After making some simple changes and new professional photos, (we did not lower the price), we put the property back on the market.  The home sold in 8 days for close to the asking price!  “We were so fortunate to have found you and that you accepted the challenge.  We will be forever grateful”.  Alice & Dan M. Washington Twp.