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Making Changes in 2020 - Let's Talk Charlotte Real Estate

Making Changes in 2020 - Let's Talk Charlotte Real Estate

 

In reviewing my past sales in 2019, I was reminded about one that was a sale that was 4-years in the making! Four years prior, the sellers had contacted me to ask what they needed to do to update their home to prepare it for the market. They did everything that I told them to do - from start to finish.

I phoned them to follow up every 30 days and finally, the homeowner said they were ready for me to come take a look. I phoned the photographer, knowing that these people were meticulous and would be ready when he was. When I arrived that evening, they offered me a glass of wine and we took the tour.

At the end of the tour, they announced that they now love their house better than any they had seen on the market now and thought they'd enjoy what they did for a year or so. Of course, I was thrilled for them that they loved my suggestions and their hard work. I gladly cancelled the photo session...until I could reschedule in a year 'or so.'

They enjoyed their home for another 4 years! And, when it went to market, it looked amazing - and it sold to buyers who very much appreciated the beautiful improvements the sellers made. The joy of the sale was that the sellers enjoyed their renovations - they didn't just do it and then leave as most sellers have to do; they actually took the time to enjoy their 'new home.'

 

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So, my recommendation is to update while you're living there - you'll enjoy your home as though it were a new one! If you can't change it to your liking, let's talk! We can work on changing your address. Call or text (704) 491-3310.

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • January 06 2020 05:33AM

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Debe, yes some sales/listing take a bit longer than we anticipate congratulations to you for your perseverance, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 16 days ago

May all these changes manifest great things for you in 2020, Debe! All the very best!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 16 days ago

Morning Debe.

Four years is a long time to wait on a listing.  Good to hear it turned out well

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 16 days ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS that scenario is rare.... homeowners who want to sell will make improvements in order to sell for top dollar....but rarely do they linger on and enjoy the rewards of those improvements.... LOL.... but the bottom line is they were smart enough to listen to you and remembered to call you to list it.... they were thorough and ended in the same manner....they listed with Debe Maxwell....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 15 days ago

Good morning Debe. They sure took time to enjoy their work! And finally you had the opportunity to sell it. Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 15 days ago

Good morning again Debe. This is wonderful and I love the new tag line too. Living like you are moving is fun too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 15 days ago

This has happened to us too. Although the would-be sellers have yet to move. Lol. It doesn't matter, our job is to help people with their housing needs and desires.  Wonderful story, Debe. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 15 days ago

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr.! One thing I am very good at is keeping in touch - especially when I know moving is on the brain! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Thank you so much, Laura Cerrano! May your 2020 be filled with exciting and joyous times in both your personal life and in business!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

It was a long time, indeed, James Dray but, so worth the wait! They sold and I also worked with them on a new home purchase.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Well, thank you, Barbara Todaro! They rarely do hold onto the house and I was a bit surprised that the improvements that were made 4 years prior were still 'in vogue' in 2019!! 

Happy Monday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

That is so true, Wayne Martin - I'm just glad they got it listed when they did and got top dollar for it too - even 4 years later!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Ha! Thanks, Sheila Anderson! Living like you're moving IS a smart way to live and these folks learned over that 4-year additional stint in their home. They learned how to keep things de-cluttered and it really has helped them after they moved into their new home as well. We should all practice living as minimalists for a year - I think we'd love it - I know I would! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Oh and I absolutely love renovating too, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD. I think what we learn when we are helping homeowners/sellers renovate is priceless when it comes to buyer representation as well. We can either offer help or, at the very least, knowledge of cost. 

Sometimes when I'm representing a seller who didn't make renovations, I get crazy high estimates from agents who thing that renovating a bathroom is a 'minimum of $20K' and it's nowhere near that. There is a lot to be said about the time and effort we actually put into what we do!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS,

Funny that you talk about this topic. I was talking with a client who made the necessary changes before we put their home on the market.  They couldn't believe how much better it looked.  I told them a story about one of my houses that I did the same thing and was sorry I didn't do this sooner so I could enjoy it. It is nice to see this in your post the very next day!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 15 days ago

Debe you did the right thing, and they remembered you for it.  Everyone won in the end.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 15 days ago

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