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SOUTH CHARLOTTE - NEWMAN MANOR - SOLD!

SOUTH CHARLOTTE - NEWMAN MANOR - SOLD!

SORRY TOO LATE!

Newman Manor SOLDI'm always so good about taking photos - whether anyone will ever see them or not, I love taking pictures...and I really enjoy befores & after pictures. This one, sadly, I got so wrapped up in the moment that I completely forgot! So, instead, I'll share the story of this lovely sale. 

 

Newman Manor is a wonderful townhome community, right in the heart of 7 private schools and on the edges of SouthPark in South Charlotte. I have sold several townhomes in this complex - it's small (only 30 units) and everyone knows everyone in the community! This seller had purchased the townhome in 1999 and had only added a Fisher-Paykel dishwasher in the 20 years that she'd owned the place. Now, she had added a 'back stairs' from the garage to a fully-floored attic area so that she could have easy access to her attic. She had also had her crawl space sealed. Inside, literally nothing was updated. 

 

I pulled comparables in the community, all of which I'd toured and found that in the condition the home was in (November, 2019), she would likely be pushing the envelope to get $250,000 for her sale. That was fine with her but, I explained that if she updated it, she could sell for over $300K. Spending $25K, she could net another $25K if she would upgrade before listing.

 

That $25K sounded great to her but, she just couldn't manage upgrades and didn't want contractors in and out of her house while she was living there. So, I got her permission to renovate after she moved out in January and we'd be ready to list in February. She was buying another home and didn't want to have to keep taking draws out for the contractor so, I told her I would take care of it. I would submit the contractor's invoices to the attorney and she could pay me back with her proceeds. I got the contractors scheduled to start the week after she moved out.

 

I picked out paint colors, lighting, tile, carpeting for the bedrooms, granite, faucets, cabinet knobs, mirrors, vanities, & more. $24,000 and a month later, the job was done, staging done, photos & video taken and the home marketed. We marketing for a full week prior to listing it on Valentine's Day...and going under Contract, same day! With the average number of days on the market in Newman Manor of 129, we were thrilled with a Day-ZERO Contract and ultimately the sale!

 

Average DOM - 129                                             My Client's DOM - 0

Average price per square foot - $148.97        My Client's PPSF - $164.52

 

Best possible price BEFORE updates - $250,000

SOLD price AFTER updates -                 $329,214

 

Instead of netting an extra $25K (our projected minimum), my client netted an additional $55,214 - and that is even after spending the $24K for upgrades!

 


 

Here's what we did...

 

We went with an ALL NEUTRAL interior that was freshly painted throughout (including walls, ceilings, stair railings and trim throughout the house). Hardwood flooring throughout the main level living areas were in great shape and only needed to be cleaned. Large bulky drapery was removed to let the sunshine in.

 

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New lighting throughout including new LED can lights and ceiling fans in master and family room. NEW furniture-style double vanity in master, Beautiful NEW tile floor, separate shower & tub.

 

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Renovated master bath on main level in south charlotte

 

New subway tile backsplash in kitchen, newer Fisher Paykal 2-drawer dishwasher in kitchen, new granite tops in secondary baths as well as powder room. The white appliances were relatively new and would have been changed out but, they had barely been used. We also had so many friends of the neighbors who were interested and not one of those who toured the home while the construction was being done, voiced a concern about the white appliances! 

 

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Eat-in kitchen (above) and formal dining and family room (below) - fireplace had newer gas logs.

 

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Large brick-enclosed courtyard patio is great entertaining space - that area was spruced up, including the landscaping. 

 

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The new buyer is really going to enjoy the low maintenance living, amazing location and the incredible storage space, including the walk-up attic in garage.

 

Thinking of selling but, don't want to manage the renovations? Let's talk! I can help and would love to do so. Call or text me at (704) 491-3310 today...let's get started!

 


 

 

Take the LIVE, walk-through virtual tour that we provide for all of our sellers. Watch this as though you're watching the movie after having read the book! You can watch in the movie, what I shared above and see the quality of the work that was completed - and for SUCH an unbelievable price too. 

 

 

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Comment balloon 59 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • April 20 2020 03:12AM

Comments

Congratulations on your recent sale.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker 3 months ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS all I can say is WOW.... you surely know how to impress....and I'm one of many, I'm sure, who are very impressed with how you handle your business and how dedicated you are to your clients.... you go above and well beyond what others would do or even think of doing....  congratulations is hardly enough.... a big WOW is more appropriate here, in my opinion.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 3 months ago

Good morning Debe. Out of the box thinking, dedication to the seller for maximum return lead to "Too Late"! And, who was the agent? We know the answer! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 3 months ago

Hello Debe - "Other duties as assigned....".  That's something I have said when describing projects to be done/accomplished.  Whatever it takes.  Of course, you take this to another level with exceptional implementation.  Incredible results for your client and for the entire Newman Manor community in South Charlotte.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 months ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS - this is an amazing home.  It really is too bad we didn't see before but it is fresh, bright, and ready to move in.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 3 months ago

Congratulations on the sale of this beauty! It looks so clean and pretty.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 months ago

What an amazing result, and a fabulous job, no wonder it sold straight away and she got such a good return on the investment. It looked gorgeous. Congratulations.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 3 months ago

Amazing, Debe, or should I say, Amazing Debe? Both. Talk about a stellar job for the seller. They must LOVE you. Well done. It's a beautiful unit. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 3 months ago

Hi Debe - Girlfriend you rocked this one out of the park!  Excellent job on making this home look updated, inviting and absolutly move-in-ready!  You are so hired!! 

 

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) 3 months ago

Hi Debe,  The house looked beautiful.  You did an outstanding job, but why doesn't that surprise me.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 3 months ago

Congratulations Debe Maxwell, CRS You did a fantastic job and I can't imagine how happy, impress and satisfied your client was. Awesome!

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) 3 months ago

Debe great example of working with a knowledgeable professional Realtor, and a wise Seller who listened.  Congratulation on the sale!!!

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 3 months ago

Debe, this is amazing how well the $24,000 were spent. Sellers will appreciate your advice on updates, and buyers will enjoy a home which will be ready to move-in! Thanks for sharing this exciting story.

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Richard Weeks! It was a fun one to prep and market!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Barbara Todaro - you made me blush! I love flipping homes and don't have time to do that right now so, I'm filling a passion and helping sellers simultaneously! Works for me...and it's so exciting to see them make more than they thought they would when they sell their homes.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

You're so kind, Wayne Martin! I so enjoy out-of-the-box thinking and making it work for my clients is a big passion of mine!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Michael Jacobs, thank you! You know, it's so exciting to help build value in communities and this is one of those rare nuggets that is in a spectacular location and is so well-kept, almost polished. Most people don't know about it so, I'm passionate about sharing the benefits of living in Newman Manor. 

And, the great part is that I got to get my seller over twice what she thought she was going to get...and I had so much fun doing it!

The secret is having a great, reliable, skilled contractor team who respect others' time and actually 'get' what we want done...even offering great suggestions as well. I really need to write something to thank these guys - they've been with me for years and I can't imagine doing my job without them!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I know, RIGHT?! Grant Schneider, when everything was coming together and I realized I forgot to snap the befores, I was really sick to my stomach! This one really did go from a 2 to a 10 in under 30 days!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

It really did go from plain to knock-out, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and it was a lot of fun going through the process too. We've been doing this so long, the team works so well together - we rarely ever have any major issues. This time was no different...thank goodness!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543! We had interest during the upgrading...the neighbors were so excited to bring their friends through who they wanted to be their new neighbors. It was a fun project - and thankfully it was successful!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Well, thank you so much, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD! It was a fun project but, the best part was helping the seller make more than double what she was expecting to make. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Awww, thank you so much Anna Banana Kruchten CRB,CRS,GRI,WLS! This was such a fun project for me...most of the time, I guide them and then they oversee what needs to be done, living there. When they've moved out, they also like to still keep the control. This time, she wanted NOTHING to do with control and, of course, that was music to my ears! "Just leave everything to me and I promise, you're going to love it!" She did and more importantly, so did several buyers and one lucky one went on and on at Closing to her about how amazing the place looked! She beamed like it was her baby he was talking about and my heart smiled just as big!! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

You are so sweet, Elyse Berman, PA - thank you so much! It was definitely a fun project for me! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Oh and this is right up my alley, Abby Stiller so, I was as excited to make her a lot more money as she was!! Thank you so much!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I really do need to get more before & afters, George Souto - it would be so easy to show sellers just how important having an updated product to sell is!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

OH, thank you, Steffy Hristova! Hey, if nothing else, I'm a great shopper and I know where to find the deals here in Charlotte to get renovations done nicely. It's an exciting process and I enjoy watching sellers' faces when I can get them far more than they expected...spending a minimum amount of money!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

What a great story, Debe! The seller must be beyond thrilled and glad to move on with her life, thanks to your help!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 3 months ago

How wonderful! A beautifully updated home for the new owner, and a great price/net for the previous owner. Great job!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 3 months ago

Congratulations on the sale Debe Maxwell, CRS , what a beautiful home

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 3 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS , the service that you are providing to your Sellers and the future Buyers is outstanding. Many Sellers are reluctant to do the repairs and updates, and Buyers, especially first time-home buyers, are not too eager to do repairs, and incur out-of-pocket expenses right away. Where to find what at a great price requires often visits to suppliers and knowing the products. 

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) 3 months ago

You did a great job Debe Maxwell, CRS, congratulations on the sale! 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 3 months ago

Great job Debe! Really shows, with pics, how well a house looks with a little bit of smart updates. Then .... show how great it worked out on paper too. 

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) 3 months ago

Congratulations on the sale of this property, Debe.  I wish you continued success in the future!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Wonderful story thanks for sharing the details; I’ve never had the guts to front that kind of money to a client- so you inspired me.

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) 3 months ago

Gutsy move to spend that much to sell a townhome. Congratulations. Great markting piece for the next year for sure.

Posted by Steven Beam, Parker Colorado Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate.) 3 months ago

What a wonderful success story. I know that client is singing your praises  

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 3 months ago

Great job! Gives us all add'l hope during these tough times!

Posted by Erik Hiss, You can trust me for all your real estate needs! (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) 3 months ago

Sometimes I hear agents scream "liability" when I tell them some of the things I do for my sellers, but like you, I don't mind overseeing repairs/updates if ultimately it's the best thing for the client.  I have people I know they can trust.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 3 months ago

I could have sworn I commented here well congratulations and on two counts for the Sale and the Feature:)Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 3 months ago

I had to stop by and say congratulations on a great sale during these tough times! Be blessed!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 3 months ago

OK Debe now that you sold this one where is your new post: JUST LISTED?:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 3 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS That is absolutely awesome.  You made great selections.

Are those your pictures? Would you be open to me using some in some of blog posts and/or pins?  Let me know. I'll understand if you don't want to.  I'm trying to improve a few articles. One of the is bathroom vanity trends.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) 3 months ago

Of course, Debbie Gartner! Help yourself and thank you for asking!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you, Jeff Dowler, CRS and YES, she's very happy and I'm thankful that it all worked out for her. I was confident it would though!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

It really did pay off and I'm so happy for her that it did, Kat Palmiotti!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you, Scott Godzyk - I appreciate it and we think it turned out quite well also!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

You're so right, Steffy Hristova - knowing the product and where to find the best value is what was helpful in keeping the pricing down for her. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Beth Atalay! This is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing and am thrilled with the outcome. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Lyn Sims, I'm thrilled that it all worked out for her - both in physical appearance and her bottom line. I was confident it would though!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Myrl Jeffcoat! I can't take the credit though - I have an amazing team of contractors and stagers! I just offered my design & organizational capabilities...oh and was a pretty good errand girl too! LOL 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Looking forward to seeing what I inspired you to do, Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets! You know my number so, when you sign up for it, I'm always available to offer advice!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

There are just some things that I'm super confident about and this is one of them. I knew I could stay on budget and I also know our buyers (who don't want to lift a finger to update or make any changes whatsoever)! So, it was a win-win for everyone, Steven Beam

Hope you're doing well! Give Jamie & Megan my best!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Well, we certainly hope so, Lise Howe! LOL If she doesn't, we'll continue to market like this to the masses!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Well, thank you, Erik Hiss - I'm happy to help! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Same here and you know what, there's a legal document for everything, Tammy Lankford,! They don't know our tenacity nor the level of our dedication to our clients, do they?!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Well, thank you for the 2-fer, Endre Barath, Jr.! I do have a just listed I need to post - I'm behind sending out my market reports and will get on that right away! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you, Laura Cerrano - we are all blessed, indeed! 

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

OMG Debe Maxwell, CRS you are so awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) 3 months ago

Congratulations on the sale of this lovely home, Debe.  Continued success in the future!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 months ago

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