Thinking of Downsizing the Family Home?
De-Feathering the nest… we specialize in it.
Bija Satterlee holds the SRES Designation (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) and has successfully helped many families transition from a much loved, much lived-in home to something less high maintenance, and getting top dollar for the home sale. With an acute understanding of the emotional process sellers go through, (it is often more amplified when a seller is alone, older, or has been in the home for many years), we go at a pace comfortable to you. Often it requires months of preparation on both the personal level, involvement of family members, and work on the house itself, to get ready.
You may need services of many kinds before going on the market, including home repair professionals, legal professionals, estate sale professionals, cleaning and refuse removal services, as well as movers. We have relationships with all the people who can help make your family's transition easier.
"How can we get Top Dollar? ~ it's the family's nest egg…"
Our goal is to help you maximize the equity you have in the home.
Depending on circumstances, you may have a few choices, whether to:
- sell "as is" - to the public, where we market the home through MLS
- let us manage a private sale to a contractor
- do a noteworthy "buff and puff" to obtain top dollar from a potential end-user, marketing through MLS
We can look at the house, give you a market analysis based on which approach is taken. The route taken often is dependent upon the family's time, energy, resources, and based on who is living in the house during preparation.