Wife and I had the unique opportunity (for us) to buy a new home before selling our present one. We found the perfect location and house for “empty nesters” 3 hours north, bought it and moved in while knowing we couldn’t financially sustain 2 homes for very long. So we needed a realtor who could sell the home we just moved from quickly without pricing it under market value. And because the new home was a long drive away, our realtor would also need to be willing and able to watch over the property we were selling and supervise the contractors we hired to put the house and yard in tip-top shape. The first realtor we met provided the customary printout of comparables but we just couldn’t communicate. It seemed that for most questions I asked, his answers addressed something different. The next realtor advised us to spend tens of thousands for “upgrades” to conform with the newest interior design trends. Had her advice been followed, we would have spent far more on remodeling than we’d ever recoup from the resultant property value increase.
Our wish for finding a first rate realtor and realty company was granted when we were introduced to Mike Hill with Premiere Team Real Estate who had just sold a neighbor’s house in about 2 weeks. Mike provided us with much more that just the usual list of comparables: He put together a marketing plan and a strategy, gave us solid advice on what we could do to improve “curb appeal”, and guided us away from spending money for renovations which would not add value for a buyer. We also received a short list of tried-and-true contractors compiled by the company Mike is Team Leader for, “Premier Team Real Estate”. Wife and I were impressed with Mike’s extensive knowledge, practical experience and honest and upfront demeanor. We agreed that he would be our best shot to sell our home quickly and for a fair price and Mike was confident he could do it. We allowed 3 weeks for the painters, lawn and landscape service, and house cleaning service we chose from Premier Team’s list to get the home “move-in ready”. They all did superlative work at reasonable cost and met their target dates. Mike knew each of the contractors personally so there was no hesitation giving them lock box access. Mike supervised their work and kept me up-do-date on how they were doing. It was a great experience knowing everything was being taken care of without wife or I having to make trips back and forth between homes to check up on progress.
Mike took all the pictures and wrote all the captions for the MLS listing succinctly, factually, and without exaggeration. Potential buyers would not feel misled or be disappointed when they saw the house and property. So how effective was Mike Hill and Premier Team Real Estate? Our home sold 1 day after it hit the market and for more than the list price! While I know that was just unbelievably good luck, I also know that without Mike putting his heart and soul into getting or home market-ready, as did our contractors, we probably would not have attracted that buyer.
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