Improvement / Restoration Plan
From Touch-Ups to Tear-Downs
A home is meant to be lived in and wear-and-tear is expected. That means some homes need a little love before going to market and that is where we shine! Our team of experts will guide you through all the steps we take to turn your home into a boutique showpiece.
“The coordination of tradespeople Shea organized to get our house ready for sale was exceptional and the staging of our house was simply next level !! She took a solid but worn-looking house and turned it into a showpiece with her team within 3 weeks and our sale price completely reflected that. A very happy customer !!” – Arianna Yakirov
111 Scarborough Road
A lovely couple who had raised their family in this home and were ready to downsize, take the equity out of their home and retire.
What Other Realtors Saw
A 50-foot lot with an older house in need of renovations that was ready to be torn down and the property redeveloped by a builder.
It was suggested the property was only worth its $1.8 million land value. The agent would put a For Sale sign on the lawn and the target market would be builders/renovators. Builders and Renovators = bargain hunters.
What Shea Saw
A grand old Dame, with beautiful bones and a terrific layout. The home was perched on an amazing lot on a family-friendly street in a great school district.
What Shea Sells Boutique Recommended
Bring this grand old girl back to her former glory by spending a nominal amount of money to show off her best assets. Shea and her team recommended painting the interior and exterior of the home, refinishing the hardwood floors, replacing all the light fixtures, replacing the broadloom in the basement, updating the kitchen by painting the cabinets, and replacing the countertops. When the minor renovations were completed the home was staged with a young family in mind that wanted to establish roots in the neighbourhood as the target market. Shea suggested a $2.4 million dollar offer was possible.
The clients decided to proceed with the Shea Sells Boutique strategy. Over the course of several months, the Shea Sells Boutique team worked with trusted tradespeople and selected finishes for the home. They reminisced about the clients’ happy memories that were created in the home and listened to their hopes and dreams for the future.
Our grand dame came back to life and when she was ready for her reveal, a flurry of buyers came to see her resulting in multiple offers and a final sale price of nearly $2.6 million.