Several months ago, my children “suggested” that it was time to sell my beautiful 1,600 square foot townhouse in which I had lived for over thirty years. Having just had a “major” birthday, I also agreed that it was time to downsize. My home was filled with stuff that I had collected over a lifetime: my stuff, my kids’ stuff, my mother’s stuff, and other family members’ stuff. I do not use the word “stuff” lightly. It was serious business. The house needed work, a new kitchen to be specific, as well as new plumbing and fresh paint. It had become my albatross. I did not want or need condo-fees, taxes, or assessments whenever the development decided to do some redecorating, and I especially did not need two sets of stairs. I didn’t need anything that it takes to keep a trendy home.
With that, I didn’t know where to begin until Berman Property Solutions came into my life. Other realtors would not handle the house until I upgraded it. According to them, it had to be pristine in order to show it to the public, which I had no intention of doing. Except for the collection of a lifetime, the house was clean and orderly.
I heard that Berman Property Solutions had handled a home nearby. Although there was no urgent need for that owner to get out quickly, that is what he wanted to do. With the help of Deb and Mark from Berman Property Solutions, that house sold for a fair market price in a quick timeframe. That is exactly what I wanted to happen with my home.
It was November of 2017, and Christmas was right around the corner: not a good time to expect a house to be sold quickly. Deb and Mark listened to all my requests and recommended that I advertise my townhouse as the beautiful home that it was, at a fair market price. They assured me that an auction could be held at a future time if my condo didn’t sell in a timely manner. There was no set deadline, but Berman Property Solutions knew that, for me, I wanted it to be done quickly.
By the second week of December, the house was put on the market. We received three offers the first week, including one cash offer, with the stipulation that the house would be closed before Christmas.
Deb and Mark managed the whole process, which happened quickly and efficiently. They understood how traumatic this process was going to be for me, and kept reassuring me that it was the right thing to do and the right time to do it. They also supported me by telling me how lucky I was to be in this position (where I had 3 offers to choose from within days of putting my home on the market).
Thankfully, I was fortunate enough to have found a lovely apartment all on one floor and, above all, I felt lucky to find a way to have peace of mind. So, thank you Deb and Mark from Berman Property Solutions.
-SG – Worcester, MA