|SUCCESS STORY: 110 GANN WAY, NOVATO
Hamilton, Novato | Late summer 2016 | Sold in one week
List price: $599,000
Sale price: $615,000
It is so gratifying to put a house on the market and sell it quickly -- and for above the asking price. How do we do it? We put in a lot of hard work for our sellers, and it is worth it!
One of the keys is property preparation. We stage all of our listings at no extra cost to the seller because we always see the positive results that staging brings.
Here is a recent success story: 110 Gann Way in Novato. It is a townhome in the Hamilton Park neighborhood in Hamilton. It had been a rental property for a number of years. The seller, who lives in Chicago, contacted us to sell the home.
The unit was super clean. We recommended some painting be done to cover light wear and tear, plus some yard clean-up. Our gardener applied a new layer of mini-bark to all dirt areas front and back.
We staged the back yard with properly-sized furniture and added pops of color.
The home, while clean, was in mostly orginal condition (built in 1998). The carpet, tile and walls were white and with nothing inside, it was drab. Buyers do not pay top dollar for drab! It needed some pizazz so buyers could make an emotional connection to the house. (Most people buy on emotion.)
Here is a look at the "Before and After" photos. Note too, we only use professional photography with professional lighting and you'll notice what a difference this makes as well in the "After" photos. With 97% of home buyers searching for homes online, photos can make or break the success of the sale.
BEFORE: FAMILY ROOM
AFTER: FAMILY ROOM
BEFORE: LIVING ROOM
AFTER: LIVING ROOM
Since the rooms were not huge (this was a 1,428 sq ft unit), it was important to furnish the spaces. Unfurnished rooms look smaller and most buyers can't picture where their stuff will go. We have a warehouse full of furnishings.
BEFORE: MASTER BEDROOM
AFTER: MASTER BEDROOM
BEFORE: JUNIOR SUITE
AFTER: JUNIOR SUITE
Want to walk around this house from the comfort of your own home? Take a look at our innovative 3D "Open House On Demand" tour here.
Want to see another of successful transformation by Team McGinnis? Click here for another success story.
If you are thinking of selling your home and want similar results, please contact us today! We also help prepare homes that are occupied by the sellers.
Call us at 415-725-1911