Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We got this! Meeting contractors in Lincoln Park for our repeat real estate client

Our clients are busy with work and family. Although their situations vary all of our clients value their time and piece of mind.   It sounds cliche but Bob and I pride ourselves on taking over the entire home selling process for our sellers.  We come up with a solid plan and personally execute each step of the sales process using our experience and  vetted group of referral services.  We'll be highlighting some of our day to day activities on behalf of clients. "We got this!"

I spent yesterday morning inspecting contractor work and taking new photos of a new condo listing in Lincoln Park on behalf of our repeat client (Photo Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker). We commission for professional photos of all our listings when ready to present on the MLS.

A valued client of ours owns several investment properties.  He recently contacted us to evaluate and sell a condo holding that he has been leasing for several years.  
We first listed the home tenant occupied.  It photographed pretty well but the unit definitely needed some paint and refreshing. Photo by
Before: We made a recommendation to plant shade trees adjacent to the rear windows and terrace to improve privacy.
A tree will go here!
In this case the plan was two-fold: First, prepare and list the property on the market while tenant occupied. We listed at a higher price requested by our seller than our initial recommendation (that's cool, we'll give it a try).  In many cases it's best to avoid listing a tenant occupied unit.  However, market demand for this particular type of unit was good and the home showed fairly well.  So, it was reasonable to try this route at a higher price.

 We provided the tree proposal with photos to the management and condo association Board on behalf of our client. Once we received approval new shade trees were quickly planted by landscapers at a fair price.
We used the data from the first couple weeks on the market to determine next steps. It would be best to take the listing down until tenants were out and prepare the unit for sale at a new price.  We quickly 1) met with our contractors at the property, 2) outlined the work, 3) arranged the planting of trees adjacent to the unit for privacy, 4) inspected all work and 4) coordinated new photography. 

 Our client never had to visit the property or make a single phone call for any appointments.

We made recommendations and handled the condo preparation from start to finish. The home photographs, shows and smells like brand new construction.

We just re-listed 1307 W Wrightwood #106 at Wrightwood Crossing yesterday and have several showings for this evening.

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