Relocate to Wisconsin : Spinning Straw into Gold....Call it SOLD !

Spinning Straw into Gold....Call it SOLD !

  We were approached recently by a woman who had been recently widowed and did not want to continue being a landlady without her husband's assistance.  He had been a generous soul...too generous in allowing extra time house messto pay rent that never happened...the duplex had been trashed with everything from heavy smoke to flooring, paint, light name it. Tenants had been evicted and she was in a quandry as to what to do or where to start.

   Should shehandyman sell it "as is".....if not....she did not know where to start with what needed to be done to get the house ready for sale.     We went to work with getting quotes on everything we felt needed doing...we always have a list of capable folks and vendors with great prices ready to help our clients.  We gave the woman written estimates and timelines as well as "as is" pricing.  She opted to have the duplex re-done and we  had our crews get to work.

     New carpet...fresh hardware...bright light fixtures....ready for a new owner or investor to move right in and fall it home....and the lines extended down the street with showings that had to end at some point and the multiple offers presented to the very pleased Seller   

    So many good things as the result of one saraving fanle...the  homes in the neighborhood now had a sparkly new comp....the Buyer achieved his goal of a becoming a landlord in a neighborhood he loved....and best of all...our Seller was thrilled with the work we did and has become a raving fan and referral source.

    We really do love these kinds of situations that turn into wonderful opportunities for everyone !

    If you or anyone you know in southeastern Wisconsin is looking to find out how best to get the greatest return for their advertising investment....Call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service.


Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 23 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • March 18 2017 11:05AM


I find on inspections that the houses that have sold the quickest are the ones that were well maintained, and were priced right.  Making the house look right is very important to the final selling price.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 1 year ago

Is this where I guess the spinners name is Rumplestiltskin?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Sally and David -- you presented the homeowner will options and she decides what works for her situation.  Of course, her decision to choose you was the first of many wise ones.  Congratulations on your recent sale.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Good Morning Sally and David - the way to get those raving fans is exciting clients expectations.  Sounds like you did just that.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

What a wonderful story with a happy ending! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Karen Hellier, Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia (Freelance Writer) over 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David.  It's sales like these that show the world why you should be the ones to choose for listing homes.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David. Got to love these win-win-win stories! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson what goes around comes did a great job for that owner and she'll be shouting out praises for you and David.... hope you get many more listing leads from that one home...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Congratulations on bringing together all the pieces necessary to achieve what your seller wanted. She is sure to recommend you to everyone she meets.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David. What a fabulous story. Having the right people at your disposal makes all the difference.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Truely helping people especially those who have lost loved ones and have a home or investment property to sell is the most satisfying thing. They are able to let go and will always appreciate your service to them. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Working on my second one of these now, Sally, since last September. Had a California investor whose rental property was trashed. $65,000 later I sold it for him at a premium price and he got all his money back and then some. I just finished another house for him this past week that will be listed next week--$30,000  later it looks like a new home and will also get him a premium price. I will be putting my GC's hat on once again for him this coming summer.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) over 1 year ago

I agree with Michael... her decision to choose you was the wisest decision she could have made...

Posted by Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 1 year ago

Sally and David good things happen when Sellers follow the advice of professionals like the two of you.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

I got a new listing yesterday that is going to be just like this. New paint, fixing some rot, new flooring and some de clutter will make it like new and sell quick at a really good price as opposed to as is. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

Sally & David,  Sellers need that kind of information to make informed decisions regarding selling as is or fixing up. The numbers do not lie.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 1 year ago

A nice story : )   It's a good feeling to help someone who has a problem.

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) about 1 year ago

It turned out well for everyone and you again made a favorable impression and had a happy seller. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Wow Sally, Rapunzel was at it again with a touch of Dorothy and her sparkly red shoes...way to go!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 1 year ago

"Raving Fans" - that's the way to succeed in this biz Sally and David!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 year ago

They are a lot more work but how can you put a price on helping people in need Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson,

Great story about making something great out of something not so great!  I'm sure that all parties involved are very happy!


Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 1 year ago

Just do what's right by your clients and it will be rewarded.  If not by them, then by those who know and see.

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) about 1 year ago