CONGRATULATIONS to Gerry and Suzanne B. on the VERY quick and profitable sale of their Marysville home! It was an awesome experience for everyone–particularly for the very grateful Buyers who LOVED what we did with the home! We started out with a home in “fair” condition that hadn’t had much done to it since it was built nearly 30 years ago. The Sellers had the choice to either sell it “as-is” or do some budget minded improvements I recommended and knew would pay off nicely. After many years in the Real Estate business I know what Buyers are looking for and what improvements really sell a home. The Sellers took my advice and chose to do the improvements and it worked out fantastically! The Sellers, my co-agent and I (+ some great sub-contractors) got to work and totally transformed the place. My work was deciding what and what not to change while keeping costs down as much as possible. It was great fun to use my design background again in the selection of colors, cabinets, granite, carpet, etc. and recommending great help to get the job done. Watching it all come together was very exciting and rewarding! The home’s improvements and transformation included: fresh paint inside and out; new kitchen cabinets and slab granite; undermount sink, faucet and new stainless steel accents. Both baths got new cabinets, sinks, granite, faucets, lighting and flooring. New pre-finished “click lock hardwoods” were the ideal choice for the main living area and hallway and nice neutral carpeting was selected for the bedrooms. Other “details” like new blinds, new switchplates, new entry door hardware & house numbers were some of the important (yet fairly inexpensive) touches that made the total package come together and shine. The grand finale was our excellent staging which really showed it off and made it a stand out against the competition. The result was that the home sold VERY quickly–(even in crummy November weather)–at FULL price (and we had backup offers too)! Transforming a home in “fair” condition to a BUYER MAGNET was awesome and such fun! Getting the Sellers an excellent return on their “improvement investment” and top dollar for their home was the ultimate reward!!