RAISING THE BAR IN THIS CORTLANDT CONTEMPORARY
The investor was an accomplished flipper. House was neglected, needed lots of work. As GC, he always made his own decisions, but wanted to take this project higher via the details and finishes.
Seller was already committed to delivering a quality and thoughtfully designed property. The challenge was more about adding a new person to the mix: would the communications work, would the investment pay off? And could the house sell without furniture?
Fee structure was the first question. Our agreement was open-ended and practical: working against a retainer, I met with the client as he requested. Via email, phone and on-site visits I participated in discussion/decisions about details, materials and finishes for most every part of the house.
Instead of bringing in furniture, we “filled” the rooms with color, choosing a varied but cohesive paint color palette. We hung some wall art, and accessorized kitchen and baths to add character and life, engaging buyers/brokers, drawing them through the entire property.
Yes, we sold it without furniture!
In my experience, if you work with nice people who choose to work with you and want to get things done – you can pretty much work out whatever else comes your way. Working on this house, with Vic and his team was fun, educational and rewarding, and we’re already on his next project, but here’s what they have to say: I buy and flip
Working on this house, with Vic and his team was fun, educational and rewarding, and we’re already on his next project, but here’s what they have to say:
I buy and flip houses, am pleased to have Marie help me bring them to market. She brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the project, and her experience and knowledge are an asset to our team. She helped me on my previous project, and it was a big success. Marie staged the kitchen and baths, guided me on choices of finishes and other design details. The house sold at the “open house”, with multiple offers. I never had such positive feedback, it feels great, thanks again Marie!
Working with Marie was a real pleasure. I honestly wasn’t sure about some of her color recommendations when I saw the swatches but when the colors went up they worked beautifully together. We went from active listing to accepted offer for over 97% of list, in just 6 days, I feel Marie’s contribution was significant. PS The new owners have told me they love the colors and will not be repainting!!
Russell A. Gerroir
Licensed RE Salesperson Coldwell Banker