Sellers May 10, 2022

Windermere Ready Program: Sell Your Home for More

To get the best offer for your home, making a great first impression is key. In fact, our belief in the importance of first impressions is so strong that we developed the Windermere Ready program to support sellers. With professional advice from local experts, our program prepares your home to wow potential buyers. Also, we’re ready to provide financial assistance if necessary.

Sell For More Faster

Typically, sellers who invest in making repairs and upgrades sell their homes faster and for more money, sometimes even above the asking price. By taking action to make sure your home makes a great first impression, you set yourself up for success. After all, you only have one chance to transform a buyer’s interest into excitement.

To help make this possible, the Windermere Ready program provides:

  • A personal consultation
  • Customized home plan
  • High impact updates
  • Professional staging

Many buyers prefer stylish, turnkey homes, but some are also looking for specific features and amenities. This makes it challenging to know which repairs and upgrades will lead to the best offer. The Windermere Ready program takes the guesswork out of preparing your home with an individualized assessment. Based on your timeline and needs, one of our Windermere Poulsbo agents will work with you to identify your home’s most important improvement priorities.

Once critical repairs and priority upgrades are identified, your Windermere agent will create a custom action plan and work schedule to keep your timeline on track. To ease implementation, they will recommend local service providers and coordinate access to your home as needed.

High Impact Improvements

Great first impressions sometimes come from simple updates and small changes. A new coat of paint and a bold, colorful door gives your home a fresh look and curb appeal. Additionally, small interior upgrades such as adding new light fixtures or cabinet hardware provide stylish, eye-catching details. These enhancements capture a buyer’s attention and help make a house feel like home.

Exterior items that we focus on:

  • Painting
  • Window Washing
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Entrance Detail
  • Power Washing
  • Decorative Window Features

Interior items that we focus on:

  • Painting
  • Carpet Cleaning/Replacement
  • Floor Repair/Refinishing
  • Fixture Repair or Replacement
  • Cosmetic Updates
  • Decluttering
  • Professional Deep Cleaning

Staging Your Home Provides an Important Final Touch

After making repairs and updates, we recommend one more final touch—staging your home. Professional stagers help your home make the ultimate first impression by highlighting the best features of each room. A staged home improves your chance of receiving the best offer by helping buyers visualize themselves living there. According to Forbes, staged homes sell 87% faster and for 17% more than non-staged homes.

We’re Invested in Your Success

To help prepare your home for success, we can provide up to a $100,000 loan to assist with expenses if needed. The loan term is six months and there are no upfront costs and no monthly payments due during that time. When your home is sold, the loan is paid off in one lump sum. For more information about the Windermere Ready Loan and how it works, please contact us.

Get Started

Finally, to get started, contact a Windermere Poulsbo agent for a Comparative Market Analysis to see what your home is worth. A Comparative Market Analysis is more in-depth than an online home estimate and from there, an agent can discuss what possible home repairs and upgrades could increase your home’s value. The Windermere Ready program will help prepare your home to make the best first impression and help you sell your home for more.