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Happy Home Sellers Success Story

Ward and Kelley Symons had a beautiful home in Parkville that had been on the market for 435 days when they called me for HELP! I had just sold Kelley’s friend’s house in less than a week in Overland Park. Kelley was asking herself, “How could that be? Why did Julie’s house sell so quickly?”

Honestly, 435 days on the market scared me. What could possibly be wrong with this house? “Must be foundation problems,” I thought to myself. I’m used to selling houses the first day on the market to definitely under a week. How could someone have their house on the market for over a year? That doesn’t even make any sense to me. Personally I don’t even want to take a listing that isn’t going to sell quickly…what can I possibly tell a seller after having their house on the market for over a year?

Well, come to find out, it wasn’t all that bad.  It was a beautiful house, they had gorgeous furnishings and a beautiful backyard. Problem was, it didn’t show well. They hired me on the spot, I did my magic, got their house sold in 39 days and they are now living in San Antonio.

Here’s their story

“After 2 Northland Realtors and 435 days on the market, we called Melinda Bartling with Keller Williams. Melinda had just sold my friend’s house in Overland Park, KS in 6 days.

When Melinda came to our home in Parkville, MO I was eager to show her our home.  She politely said to me “I want to walk through alone as a buyer would.  I will find you when I am finished.”  Odd, I thought, but I could not wait for her to give me her recommendations. Well, she not only told us what the problem was, she already had a plan of what needed to be done.  Although she said we had a lovely home, it was “our” home and not a “buyer’s” home.  She also admitted she knew nothing about Parkville but she did know how to sell a house.

After 435 days on the market, we had a lot to overcome. Buyers were asking what was wrong with our house. There wasn’t anything wrong except for how it showed and looked online. We didn’t know anything was wrong other than it wasn’t selling. Melinda helped us with paint colors and her “best in class” home staging.  Within one week we were back on the market and ready to sell.  In 39 days she sold our house in a market that’s very different from and much slower than what she was used to in Overland Park.

Melinda is a straight forward, honest, efficient realtor.  She doesn’t just list homes, she actually sells homes.  She prepares and works on one house at a time until it’s sold. She followed up with us on every house showing, she gave us the tools to monitor our showings and she did her homework on the market in our area.  She provided us information no other realtor we worked with did.  She opened our eyes to so much information so we knew we were on the right track.  If she didn’t answer the phone when you called, she was texting you back.  You never had to wait for an answer to your questions.

We would recommend Melinda to anyone who really wants to sell their home.  If you really listen to what she says and do what she says, taking your emotions out of the equation, she will sell your home fast.  As a business woman myself, she is the real deal.  We also found a friend for life!

Thanks, Melinda, for helping us move forward to the next chapter.  YOU are the best!!

Thanks to Ward and Kelley for believing in me and my plan for getting their home sold. I know they were very frustrated with their previous experiences. I explained, they listened, understood and did what I suggested. Voila…we found the perfect buyer for their beautiful home and in record time for their neighborhood! 435 + 39 days. Wow! You can check out some of their before and after photos in my portfolio.

If you are thinking of selling your home and want to do it the right way from the start, call me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here.

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