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Tami Stough

Do you love where you live? I do. And, I can help you get to that place. We'll take the hassle out of real estate and do it all with a bit of fun...

Do you love where you live? I do. And, I can help you get to that place. We'll take the hassle out of real estate and do it all with a bit of fun...

Feb 9 3 minutes read

This is a tale of everything going right.  Let me tell you how we sold this house in Wauconda in just 18 hours after it went on the market.

Meet Todd and Kristy. They are a great  family who had made the move from condo to first home and were now ready for the next phase in their lives with two active boys. They wanted a little more room for their growing kids and being closer to work would save Kristy hours in the car each week.

I first met Kristy online when she responded to one of my Facebook ads for another home. After chatting with her I realized that I had just sold the home behind her so I knew her neighborhood very well.  An initial walk through of their home revealed several things--Kristy has great  style in keeping with today's young families; and they made smart improvements to their home by putting in a new kitchen and new master bathroom. They made the upgrades to improve their lives; but, these changes also added real value to their home.

Although the house looked great, we know there are always small tweaks necessary to maximize a home's appeal--clearing away clutter, toys, school projects, etc. While we ran around the house making it perfect, our professional photographer was doing her thing. (If you have ever seen bad real estate photos, you know how important good ones are!)

That same day I emailed over 400 people in my database who had expressed interest in Wauconda area homes. Creating a little pre-sale buzz is always a good thing.

After we got the pictures back, we uploaded the listing to our MLS and to all other real estate sites by about 3pm.  I posted my first Facebook ad promoting the home. Immediately, I received dozens of queries and the appointments started flooding in. 

The first showings were the next day and within just a couple hours we had the offer in hand! They accepted and we are now on our way to the closing table!

So why was this listing so successful?

  1. Great sellers who already had a terrific home and made wise improvements
  2. Sellers who listened to our advice and were market-ready on the day we took the photos
  3. Low, low inventory in this town in this price category
  4. We have a large database of buyers based on our prior marketing efforts
  5. Fantastic professional photography and dedication to precise staging
  6. Our program to price and position the home correctly along with marketing it right out of the gate 

Given the low inventory, NOW may be the best time for you to sell your home. And, you may get more for your home than you think.

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