Preparing to Sell

As part of our mission to give our clients a better real estate experience, we know that preparing to sell is one of the most important aspects of selling your home, condo, or investment property. We believe that first impressions really matter with potential buyers. Often we meet with our seller clients several weeks before actually going on the market. This is a great idea because then we can strategize on making sure the property shows best.

If you’ve watched HGTV, then you’ve probably heard of the term “staging”. In real estate, staging simply means making the property appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. This usually is a combination of cleaning, repair, uncluttering, and other things that maximize the curb appeal.

Statistics show that 95% of staged homes sell on average in 11 days or less and sell for 17% more.*

*From ASP® Home Staging Statistics

2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Another benefit of meeting several weeks before going on the market is that it gives us time to begin pre-marketing the property and build up anticipation. We have 100’s of buyer’s in our database constantly looking for the right home.

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We were so pleased with Josh's services. The bottom line is that we liked him very much as a person and realtor, and he sold our house really quickly. We moved away last spring, and a previous offer on our house (gotten through FSBO) fell through, so we called Josh and he agreed to list our home and act as our seller's realtor. He was great about keeping us in the loop, responded to our calls and emails very promptly, and was always personable, yet unimposing. He provided useful information and advice throughout the process, and went out of his way to take care of things that went above and beyond the call of duty. We would highly recommend Josh to our friends, family, and colleagues, and would certainly utilize his services if ever we decide to buy in Madison again. Thanks, Josh!
April G.
The best part of our experience was the feeling that they were always working for us to help sell our home and find the right fit in a new home for us. They were tireless.
Andrew & Rita
I highly recommend Josh Lavik and his team. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and professional. They helped us sell our condo and buy a new home. The process was easy and Josh and Cortney made it a breeze. They answered promptly whenever we had questions.The truck that was made available to us to move was extremely helpful. Both Josh and Cortney have an extensive knowledge of the real estate market. This was our first experience selling a home and the team made it painless. Josh was also very helpful in recommending other businesses such as plumber, contractor, etc. Thank you so much for all your help.
E. Pujol
Josh and his team worked really hard for us to sell our home and purchase a new one. They were available when we had questions, answered them promptly, and handled every aspect of the process in an extremely professional manner. We highly recommend Josh and his team.
Melissa & Brad
Josh was great to work with and he delivered. He recently sold my house. Even though I lived 1000 miles away, Josh and his excellent team made things easy and seamless for me. Josh was always available and quick to respond, he offered all kinds of help and guidance that I needed. Josh was recommended to me through Dave Ramsey's ELP and he deserves that endorsement.
Karim A.
We are very grateful to have had Josh at our side while selling our house this past summer (2011). In today's housing market we worried that we might have trouble selling our home at a fair price, but with Josh's expertise and market knowledge, we had an accepted offer within a week of listing the house! We feel very lucky to have found the right real estate agent at the right time. We recommend Josh to anyone and everyone looking to buy or sell a property. He was very prompt and responsive to all of our questions, and he kept us informed & updated throughout the entire process. We will certainly be seeking Josh's services for our next real estate transaction.
Brian & Erica
Josh presented housing data in a very precise and understandable manner. I appreciated that he was able to provide print-outs on the housing market in my local area and the probability of selling the house within my asking price. I also appreciated the option of using his moving truck for FREE once my home got sold.
Mayra
Josh et al. were amazing! I highly recommend. Josh was able to sell our condo for $20,000 more than we paid for it just 18 months prior, and we didn't do any renovations. Our property sold quickly. There was so much interest in our place; we probably had 5-6 showings every week. Josh Lavik and associates are the best.
Gregory W.
Josh and Cortney helped us sell our house in less than 48 hours at asking price and buy our dream house within the next two weeks. We were thrilled with their service and would recommend them to anyone.
Jenny S.
Josh was able to sell our home after other agents had failed. He and his staff obviously worked very hard to execute a good plan and always communicated promptly and clearly. He made the process workable despite my not being in the area which was very helpful also.
Jeremy G.
As first time sellers we couldn't be happier with our agent and his team. Josh and Julie were incredibly helpful and responsive to any questions or needs. Our condo sold for much more than we expected it to! And we appreciated free use of the moving truck. It was an all-around excellent experience.
Ken
Josh is always very responsive.
John K.
Josh and Julie are the best. Your team helped, listened and most of all cared about me.
Wallace