I contacted John Herreid about listing my mother’s house for sale in September 2018 after my father passed away.
The preparation of the house was different in that my mother was in process of moving to Virginia to be close to me and my family. Because of that there was nobody living there to coordinate and supervise the work that John recommended or that was required to reach settlement with the buyers. He volunteered to manage all that work which involved the selection and coordination with contractors to accomplish the following: Remove all wallpaper. Repaint all interior walls and ceilings. Replace all electrical outlets, switches and cover plates. Demolish and remove an outside storage shed. Replace the roof over the garage. Arrange for mold remediation after mold was discovered in some areas of the attic. Arrange for video inspection of the sewer line and for needed repairs. He did all of this at no charge to us.
Another of the reasons we selected John for the listing agent was that he presented a very complete and thorough home marketing plan, with an emphasis on Internet marketing. This included an extensive virtual tour, which is present in only 10% of active listings, plus professional photography. The house went on the market on March 15, 2019 for $450,000. In only four days we had a full price offer. 56 days on market before reaching an agreement during this time was the average. Stated differently, John got a completed agreement in under 10% of the time it normally took. Average percent of listing price paid during this time was 96%. John’s marketing program and negotiation resulted in an Agreement of Sale for 100% of the listing price.
When the buyers did their due diligence inspections, it was found that there was some attic mold, a portion of roof was defective and there were sewer line repairs that were needed. Again, John found contractors to do all of the work. It was all accomplished on time and we had settlement on May 1, 2019.
If you have a house to sell, we highly recommend John Herreid. His marketing program delivered exceptional results both in terms of how quickly it sold and for 100% of the listing price. He also demonstrated the willingness and ability to work outside the box and manage a number of contractors to get the job done.