Everyone and their dog is a real estate agent right now. So why are we any different? We became real estate experts in Snohomish County from walking the walk… not just talking. Laura and I buy and sell many of our own investment properties every year, so we aren’t just experts in the process and maximizing profit. We are also experts in the emotions that come with buying and selling.
Most people who are looking to buy or sell real estate feel obligation to work with friends, family or at least suggestions from them. Let’s pretend you’re working with your Aunt Carole. Carole runs pampered chef parties and supplements that income with the occasional real estate transaction from family (like you!). Here’s what may happen when Carole lists your house.
Not all realtors are created equal. Carole doesn’t buy and sell her own investments (she has no investments) so she doesn’t understand the intricate process of maximizing resale profit or what to watch out for when buying a property.
We buy several houses per year that need improvement prior to resale. We do analysis to determine what improvements should be made to maximize our resale profit. This is not an easy process since the market standards vary by area and change with time. This is a full time job. Here’s how we handle your house when you turn to us instead of Aunt Carole.
Our latest project is a great example of a house listing that reached maximum potential. We purchased this house, made improvements and listed it for resale at $430,000. This is the price that we expected it to sell for because of similar houses selling in the area. Take a look at the walkthrough with the former owners.
We received multiple offers and ended up accepting an offer for $35,000 over our original asking price! This was after intense negotiations with the interested buyers to maximize profit.
It can be tempting to go with family, friends or discount brokerages when buying or selling real estate. However, with the average home price in Snohomish County being $500,000, you’ll make much more with our team than you’ll save by cutting corners. Have a property you want a flipper to buy? Have a retail property ready for listing? Reach out to the Snohomish County real estate experts (us!) and let us know what we can do to help you!