Some houses just look like enchanted homes from story books. And this beautiful Ballard Tudor home is a perfect example of this. Obviously, home buyers felt the same way since it was sold only in few days with ten offers.
It was easy to fall in love with the house even before entering. The garden, the window box planters filled with seasonal flowers, large windows, and that Tudor charm all demanded attention from the first sighting. The blooming Camellia shrub in the front was the icing on the cake.
The homeowners of this house had already moved into their new home only few blocks away. Being informed home sellers, they did everything within their power to turn their home into a product that was ready for the market.
When I meet with home sellers, I repeatedly emphasize the concept of turning homes into products. The majority of home sellers have a difficult time detaching from their homes and investing their efforts in preparing their homes for the buyers. Today’s buyers are savvy and the majority are not looking for homes in “as is” condition.
However, these particular homeowners realized from the very start that it is not about them anymore and in order to get the greatest return out of their investment, they needed to make their home all about the buyers. From the beginning, it was easy to be impressed by these home sellers. They knew the drill and even before we came into the picture, they had already contacted and scheduled the painters, landscapers, and carpet cleaners. Homebuyers saw a charming Tudor home from the curb and they found the same charm throughout the house.
Being proactive like these homeowners is what gets the SOLD sign up with multiple offers. And in this case, ten of them!