Pre-listing Updates Boost Sales Price of Seattle Home

The Six Degrees Team just closed on this charming listing located in one of Seattle’s hottest neighborhoods, Fremont. The 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home was listed for sale at $910,000 and sold for $1,090,000. Our seller was thrilled to sell 20% over the asking price! And, there’s more to this story than just a hot real estate market (sure, it’s still pretty hot). 

We specialize in listing homes that could use a facelift before they go on the market. Our Listing Specialist, Emily Bishop, came in approximately 3 months prior to going on the market to assess the home and create a checklist. She expedited the updates with our trusted vendors and managed the entire process for the homeowner.

The total cost of renovations came in at approximately $58,000 (paid at the time of closing). Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

ESTIMATED LIST PRICE SELLING AS-IS / $850,000
RECOMMENDED RENOVATIONS / $58,000
ACTUAL LIST PRICE / $910,000
SALE PRICE / $1,090,000

That’s a $240,000 increase with a $182,000 seller gain! Check out the before and afters:

EXTERIOR

We made the following improvements to the exterior:

  • New paint including the front door and garage
  • New paint on the back deck
  • Landscaped and weeded the entire property
  • Reseeded front lawn
  • Added new gravel and mulch

INTERIOR

Inside the home we did the following:

  • New paint throughout
  • New paint and tile on the living room fireplace
  • Refinished hardwood flooring
  • New carpet on stairs
  • All new light fixtures throughout

The total cost of renovations was covered upfront by Compass Concierge, which the seller paid back at closing. We finished off the home with staging and professional photography. Congratulations to our seller for a speedy sale!

Could your home use some work before listing it for sale? Contact us at team@sixdegreesteam.com. We’d be happy to help!

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