Home Sellers October 1, 2023

Windermere Ready: Sell Your Home For More

The best way to impress potential home buyers is to ensure your property looks better than ever. The Windermere Ready program helps you accomplish this by preparing your home to make an excellent first impression. With the strategic guidance of a local real estate agent, our program maximizes your home’s value and helps increase your home’s sale price. Often this requires making an investment in repairs or upgrades to help your home shine. The Windermere Ready program offers up to $100,000 in financial assistance to make necessary improvements.

Sell in Less Time and for More

Typically, homes that look their best and have been enhanced and updated sell for more and faster. You want potential buyers to fall in love with your home, and their excitement can lead to offers above the asking price. While each home is unique, taking steps to improve your home is essential. But knowing where to focus your efforts is key.

The Windermere Ready program provides:

  • A customized consultation
  • An action plan developed specifically for your home
  • Recommended high impact repairs and updates
  • Professional staging for the finishing touch

Generally, buyers look for turnkey homes with the goal of moving immediately. Yet, many homebuyers also want certain comforts and amenities. This makes deciding what to fix before selling challenging. The Windermere Ready program takes the guesswork out of this process. One of our Bainbridge Island real estate experts will assess your home and identify important repairs and upgrades.

This information is used to create a personalized action plan to make your home market ready within your timeline. Working with an experienced professional also helps you avoid costly home-selling mistakes. Our Bainbridge Island real estate agents can also recommend local contractors and coordinate access to your home if needed. The Windermere Ready program is focused on maximizing your home’s value and making the selling process easier.

Maximizing Your Home’s Value

While many home sellers worry about needing to make major changes, minor ones often have the biggest impact. An eye-catching garden, a beautiful front door, and a fresh coat of paint give your home curb appeal. On the inside, making improvements with deep cleaning, decluttering, and updating certain spaces can reveal the beauty of your home to potential buyers. Focusing on minor repairs such as cosmetic updates and refinishing flooring will improve your home’s overall appearance. All these little things add up to a welcoming home, which makes a big difference to buyers.

The Windermere Ready program focuses on simple improvements for the outside including:

  • Landscaping
  • Power Washing
  • Window Washing
  • Lighting
  • Decorative Window Elements
  • Painting
  • Front Door Appearance

Simple improvements on the inside include:

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

Staging Your Home

Once all the cleaning is done and the repairs are made, it’s time to stage your home. This is an important last step before showcasing your home to potential buyers. With the expert advice of professional stagers, you can increase your home’s sale price. Staging helps buyers visualize living there, and creates the best first impression online. In fact, staged homes can sell for up to 20% more than non-staged homes.

Windermere Ready is Invested in Your Success

Whether your home needs minor or major repairs, the costs add up quickly. The Windermere Ready program is available and there are no upfront fees for the loans. Additionally, there are no monthly payments during the six-month loan term. Once your home sells, the loan is paid off in one lump sum.

Carter Dotson, Owner and Designated Broker, explains, “The Windermere Ready program is designed exclusively for Windermere clients to give them access to funds that can be used to prepare their home for the market and ultimately generate greater interest from potential buyers.  Since its inception we have seen tremendous success for those who make use of the program.”

For more information, please contact us today.