Part 2 Cont
Eric gave me a list of things to do that would make it sellable, including the big things that it would be nice to do but not urgent (in my case, a new roof and driveway) and smaller things that would give it appeal. I declined the big things but did everything else he suggested -- painting, putting in new carpet, fixing a gutter, hauling junk, putting in new light fixtures, and cleaning. He made it easy because he supplied a handyman who could do all of those tasks and supply all materials--one-stop shopping. If I'd had to find workers for these jobs on my own, it would have been a time-consuming misadventure on Craigslist for me to track people down if it got done at all. His handyman was on time, perfectionistic, courteous, and never left a mess. Eric also gave me some pointers on staging the home. My rough reckoning is that I spent about $6,000 (ouch) to get everything done, but improved the home's value by about $10,000.
- Rebecca Christian
Selling a home can be a painful process but Eric's energy, zeal and expertise made it both profitable and (almost) fun. He took as much time and care with my modest home as he would have with a McMansion. I recommend him without reservation.