You can be Average or SOLD FAST!
When selling your home in Overland Park or any surrounding area, you have one chance to make a first impression. That is the core belief of Melinda Bartling Real Estate and Home Staging. Did you know the number of days a house is on the market in Johnson County, on average, before it gets a contract is 32? Why be average when you can be SOLD FAST? Everything we do is based on selling your home fast. We know, the faster your home sells, the more money you will get and the faster you can get back to normal.
Selling your home in Overland Park is a price war and a beauty contest. But how can you prepare, compete and beat out your competition when there is only one winner in the local Real Estate Beauty Pageant? Take a look around your house…do you envision your home being featured in a copy of House Beautiful? Is your home ready for its Red Carpet debut? No matter where you are in the process, we have the system to get you there faster.
What We Believe
The way you LIVE IN YOUR HOME is your business. When it’s time to SELL YOUR HOUSE, that’s our business!Melinda Bartling
As home selling experts, we turn homes into moneymakers. When you hire us, we create The Model Home Look for your home that every buyer wants and will pay more money to get.
We start by using your own things and add our trendy accessories if needed. Your home will be transformed from “Now to WOW!” and will change everything about your home selling experience.
Our average staged home sells in 3 days or less, with multiple offers and for thousands OVER the asking price. We’ve been doing it for years!
What are Your Home Selling Goals?
Do you know where you want to move and when you want to do that? If so, you are our ideal client. Or, if you’re still trying to figure that out, we can help you discover what’s right for you through our Home Selling Consultation. But before we can get you moving towards your Red Carpet debut, you’ve got to know your goal in being there in the first place.
How We Work When Selling Your Home in Overland Park
We work with one seller at a time and focus on creating The Model Home Look for your home. It bears repeating…that’s what every buyer wants and will pay more money to get. You know the feeling. Remember the time you walked into that million-dollar model home and said to yourself, “I could live here!” Of course, you could. Builders pay designers thousands of dollars to make those words come out of your mouth. Once buyers are emotionally attached, it’s a done deal. If your home doesn’t speak to your buyers as soon as they walk through your front door, they will move on.
Our goal is to create that emotional look and feel that will cause buyers and their agents to line up to see your house, have to have it, and make their very best offer to make it happen. We call it the Goldilocks Effect.
Is everything about your house just right? There are plenty of buyers out there waiting for the right home. The problem is there is a lack of homes that buyers can see themselves living in.
Home Staging and Styling
Some houses sell themselves. The majority of homes need some staging and styling to help buyers get attached so they feel themselves living there. That’s how we turn homes into moneymakers. And it’s where we shine! For that reason, we start with what you have. Then we create a fresh new arrangement that will make your online photos “pop” – so you stand out from the competition and drive more qualified home buyers to your home. Now you’re ready to compete to be a Red Carpet Winner.
As we say, the way you live in your home and the way you sell your house are two very different ways. Let us help you create that award-winning Model Home Look from the curb to the backyard.
The power of our Home Staging, Styling, and Rearranging Services is complimentary to all of our sellers. We promise you’ll absolutely love your freshly updated home selling look!
Downsizing, Upsizing, or Rightsizing
Where will you go when you’re selling your home in Overland Park? Whether you are downsizing to an apartment or a smaller home or upsizing to a larger home, we can help.
No matter your next move, we will coordinate your two moves to work flawlessly to save you time and money.
Marketing Your Home
We live by our 3 Step Marketing System – PREPARE, LIST and SELL when selling your home in Overland Park.
Here’s how it works:
- PREPARE your home for sale so it attracts the largest number of buyers
- LIST your home so it sells in 3 days or less and
- SELL your home and drive your price up with multiple offers versus negotiate it down because you chose the wrong Realtor
In addition, once we get your home under contract we:
- Negotiate your home inspections in your favor
- Corroborate your home’s value to the appraiser as necessary
- Close your transaction on schedule – 100% of our listed homes close versus the industry average of 60%
Of course, that’s just the short version of what we do. If you want to know HOW we do each of those steps, call or text us at (913) 515-3250 to set up a Home Selling Consultation. We love sharing how we’re different from the average agent and showing you why our Home Selling System works!
Our results speak for themselves. When you have a property everybody wants, you are in control. When you have a house that screams “buy me” you have the reins and can write your own success story. That’s your moneymaker and then you will be the Red Carpet Winner. Here are a few Happy Seller Stories:
A recent investment property in Olathe at 15803 W. 128th Street sold for cash after receiving multiple offers. We also were able to drive the price up $18,000 over the asking price, with the buyer waiving home inspections and closing within a week. One happy seller!
Another Olathe listing at 16510 W. 157th Terrace sold the morning after it came on the market for $10,000 over the asking price. Our timing was perfect and the house looked and showed like a model home. This home sale enables the sellers to complete the purchase of their new construction home. Happy sellers with extra money in their pockets!
12703 High Drive in Leawood sold the first day on the market with multiple offers. We chose the cash offer that closed quickly for $12,425 over the asking price. The sellers had already moved to California when we brought in a truckload of furniture to stage their vacant home. It worked. We had 3 written offers over the asking price by noon the day it came on the market.
Our Overland Park seller at 11617 Reeder sold her home the 1st day with 6 offers and for $4,600 over the asking price. She did everything we asked her to do to prepare her home for the market. It worked to her advantage. She listed it on Friday and on Saturday, she was able to settle in, knowing her home was “under contract” with a solid CASH offer.
9616 W. 129th Street in Overland Park sold within hours of coming on the market with multiple offers and closed for $5,150 over the asking price. We listed it higher than any house in the neighborhood had ever sold for and drove the price even higher. Well-staged homes sell for more money!
6339 Dearborn in Milhaven was listed for $425,000 and sold for the asking price, the first day on the market, to the second person that looked at it during Covid-19.
It’s What We Do
Those are just a few examples of what we do for our sellers. Our strategic approach to listing your home and our strategic plan to sell your housework together. For that reason, the result is multiple offers within hours of coming on the market when your home is HOT!!! It’s what we expect with every house we list for sale. Above all else, time is of the essence in real estate. And it’s your money! What do you expect when your house comes on the market? Is your home ready to compete on the Red Carpet? Remember, in real estate, you win or lose. There is no runner-up. You can be average or SOLD FAST!
What’s Your Home Worth in Today’s Market?
To find out your home’s current value based on local comparables versus the unreliable Zillow Zestimate, click here. You’ll instantly receive a report from our Heartland MLS that’s based on local real estate activity versus Zillow’s software. After all, when was the last time Zillow was accurate?
Does Your Home Qualify for an “Instant” Offer?
Do you wish you could sell your house “as is” and not make any repairs and just want a quick cash offer? If you value speed in selling over getting your home ready to sell, there is a huge opportunity for you. Click here, insert your address and find out what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for. Then call or text us at (913) 515-3250 or contact us here to see if your home qualifies for an instant, cash offer and how much money you could walk away with.
Moving out of Town?
We know how stressful moving can be. If you are moving out of town, it can be twice as hard. Let us find the perfect agent for you who is experienced and can help you get acclimated and find you the perfect house in your new city. And depending on your situation, we will also coordinate your two moves between here and there.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Did you know when it comes to real estate, not every Realtor gets the same results? When the average number of days on the market is 30, it’s obvious not every house sells on the 1st day. If you want to sell your home in 3 days or less and you care about your time and money, we invite you to contact us to schedule a time for a complimentary Home Selling Consultation. Selling homes in 3 days or less is what we do and our Home Selling System works to create your Red Carpet Winning Look and to be SOLD FAST.
We will show you how our proven system works to get your home SOLD FAST and drive your price up versus negotiating it down. You do want your home to be a moneymaker, don’t you?
You can be average or SOLD FAST! We love helping sellers sell faster so they get more money! Call or text us at (913) 515-3250 or contact us here and find out how we can create your best Model Home Look that every buyer wants and will pay more money to get!