As many of you know, our team made the move to Compass Real Estate this summer. One of the programs that really got our attention was the Compass Concierge program. It is hands down one of the most innovative programs we have ever seen for sellers, and the smartest way to get your home ready for market.
Your home is most likely your greatest investment. For most of us, there is a lot of equity locked up within those walls. But what if there was an easy way to tap into that equity and use it to elevate your home? By providing upfront costs associated with those improvements and services, Compass Concierge does just that. Our team will help you develop a plan with suggested home improvements to prepare your home for the market so you can get top dollar without tapping into your savings or taking out a high-interest loan. This program is a no-interest loan to sellers so you can make all those improvements that will make your home more desirable to today’s buyers.
1. Maximize the value of your home.
Most Seattle buyers are looking for turnkey properties. Projects are not for everyone, and it is our experience that buyers want a house that is ready to live in, and they are willing to pay a premium for that option. This will easily increase the market value of your home and make it attractive to a wider range of buyers.
2. Show your home in its best light.
From fresh paint to refinished or new flooring, the Compass Concierge program can help your home look its very best before going on the market. Everyone enjoys walking through a beautifully maintained and well-appointed home.
3. Sell your home faster.
We have watched over the years how fast homes sell when they are “move in ready”. The Compass Concierge program will help you attract more buyers, which translates into your home selling more quickly.
4. Reduce the risk of buyers backing out.
Offering a home for sale that is in pristine condition reduces the likelihood that a buyer will pull out of the sale after the home goes to escrow. Buyers feel most comfortable purchasing homes that are in good repair and ready to live in. Flaws and “projects” sometimes scare buyers, especially as the closing date gets closer. Offer a home that is move in ready, and your buyer will be excited about closing quickly.
5. No upfront costs or interest to homeowners.
The funds will be advanced to you for home improvement services, and you can use any provider. If you have a favorite painter or handyperson, hire her/him/them. Do you need some help finding good people? We have worked with many wonderful vendors over the years and can help you find just the right person. When your home sells, you pay back the costs of services rendered and nothing more.
6. Compass Concierge is hassle free.
From assessing which updates will increase your home’s value the most, to recommending the very best professionals and trades, we will be there every step of the way.
7. No loans or lines of credit to apply for
Getting a home equity loan or a line of credit to pay for repairs and improvements is expensive and time-consuming. There are loan origination fees, interest, and other expenses, not to mention your time with a banker or a loan officer. With the Compass Concierge program, you are granted a line of credit in the form of a no-interest cash card. Use it to pay your favorite vendors!
Many services are approved, but not limited to:
• Interior Design
• General Contractor
• Professional Cleaner
• Landscaper / Designer
The spring buying season is just around the corner. Contact us today to find out more about this innovative program. We are here to help you get your home in top condition and ready to sell.