How to List Your Home with Less Stress: A Seller Success Story29 Aug John Jackson Neighborhood Real Estate
Does the thought of selling your home seem like a huge headache? It doesn’t have to be.
For many sellers, the biggest source of stress is not knowing where to start. That’s where JJNRE can help. Our team is here to navigate the selling process for you so you can get the most of out your home with the least amount of anxiety.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s how we put our expertise to work for a recent client.
Meet the Ahaus’
When Loren and Karen Ahaus first decided to sell their property in 2010, they had a unique challenge: they had already moved to Texas, and their house was in Kirkwood.
“The distance was a huge disadvantage for us the first time we tried to sell,” said Loren. “There were problems with pricing and how the home was marketed. Living far away made it hard to resolve those issues…eventually we took it off the market.”
A few years later, the couple decided to list again – this time with the help of Jill Stokke at JJNRE.
“Jill walked us through the entire process, step by step, which started with a long list of home repairs. It was overwhelming at first, but she gave us a game plan we felt good about,” said Karen.
“My goal was to prevent any surprises,” said Jill. “Given the amount of work that we needed to do to get the Ahaus’ home ready to sell, it was important to anticipate potential hurdles and keep everything on track.”
In addition to connecting the couple with local contractors, Jill stepped in on the project management side to ensure everything stayed on schedule and within budget.
For Loren, that was a game-changer.
“Jill gave us each contractor’s timeline and availability so projects could be worked on quickly and efficiently,” he added. “The work was done in six weeks with beautiful results.”
And those results paid off.
“The house looked amazing! Within two days of listing, we had multiple offers and got over our asking price,” said Karen.
Jill credits the successful sale to three factors: preparation, communication and trust.
“With any listing, our philosophy is to spend more time on the front end. By tackling prep work early, and communicating clearly, we can avoid problems down the road. Karen and Loren put their trust in our vision, and it made for a seamless experience for both parties!”
Karen and Loren agree.
“The selling of a home is always stressful, but the close contact we had with Jill made it so much less stressful. She always had a pulse on what was happening at the house, and that was a huge relief.”
In the Ahaus’ case, having an expert like JJNRE in their corner saved so much time and stress. If you’re thinking about selling, we’d love to be your advocate in the process. Give us a call or stop by our downtown Kirkwood location to get the conversation started.