When selling your home in Overland Park or any surrounding areas, you have one chance to make a first impression. That is the core belief of Melinda Bartling Real Estate and Home Staging. Everything we do is based on first impressions and exactly why we created The Model Home Look.
The way you LIVE IN YOUR HOME is your business. When it’s time to SELL YOUR HOUSE, that’s our business!
As home selling experts, we turn homes into money makers. 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 asking price. We’ve been doing it for years!
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.
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 money makers. 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.
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
Whether you are downsizing to an apartment or a smaller home or upsizing to a larger home, we can help. We have personally downsized 2 different times and will save you time and money.
No matter your next move, our Rightsizing Plan will be accommodated for your specific needs. You’ll learn how to make the process easier by knowing what to take and what to get rid of. We will even help you find your next apartment!
Our Marketing System
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 agents and show 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 money maker. Such as:
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 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 asking price. Our timing was perfect and the house looked and showed like a model home.
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 asking price. The sellers had already moved to California when we brought in a truck load of furniture to stage their vacant home. It worked. We had 3 written offers over asking price by noon the day it came on the market.
Our Overland Park seller at 11617 Reeder sold her home with 6 offers and for $4,600 over 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.”
9616 W. 129th Street in Overland Park sold within hours of coming on the market with multiple offers and closed for $5,150 over asking price.
6339 Dearborn in Milhaven was listed for $425,000 and sold for asking price, the first day on the market, to the second person that looked at it during Covid-19.
It’s What We Do
These 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 house work 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? Will you make money or lose money?
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?
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.
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.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Furthermore, when it comes to real estate, not every Realtor gets the same results. 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 achieve that goal.
We will show you how our proven system works to get your home sold quickly and drive your price up versus negotiate it down. You do want to turn your home into a money maker don’t you?
We love helping sellers sell faster so they get more money! Call or text us at (913) 515-3250 or contact us here and let us get started with creating your best Model Home Look that every buyer wants and will pay more money to get!