Pat and Leann
In 2001, Bloor West Village residents Pat and Leann contacted me to find them a home in the Kingsway. When they walked into 16 Kingsmill Rd, they immediately felt it was their house and purchased it.
Fourteen years and two kids later, they had outgrown their house and purchased another home. Pat, who had sold previous homes on his own and knew real estate, decided to try and sell their Kingsmill house by himself. In the months following, Pat and Leann generated a lot of interest in their home but the deals did not come together. They then called me to help.
The market had certainly changed over the years and strategies in home preparation, pricing and timing were increasingly critical. In addition, Pat and Leann were dealing with a higher end neighbourhood where most buyers depended on their agents for advice and consultation.
I suggested highlighting their fabulous living and dining rooms along with the excellent living space that the house offered. I called in my team of stagers and together we staged, painted and decluttered the house, plus took some professional photos. Pat was a bit skeptical at first but he trusted me and went along with our suggestions.
The agent and market feedback were excellent and in a few days, we received a serious offer from a young couple expecting their first baby. We negotiated and agreed on a price, substantially higher than Pat and Leann had received before. In addition, the terms were advantageous to my sellers.
Pat and Leann were very happy with the results of the sale, and relieved that the stressful process of selling was quick and successful.