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One Week On The Blake Plan

I know that my team and I talk about our plan to get homes sold. The simple reason is because we know it works. The white-glove, concierge-level service we offer means we can sell homes quickly and keep stress to a minimum. 

As we look back at the last two years, our average time on market for a sale is only three days. Just last week we went from our first meeting with a client to offers on the home in just six days.  Here’s how it happened.

This listing is a real-life example of how our plan really works. It was one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” moments, and goes to show that your home doesn’t need to sit on the market in order to sell. 

Here’s what happened when we listed this home: 

I met with the client on Friday and we talked through the “Blake Plan.” In the real estate business, you have to move fast, even if it’s not the height of spring. My new client understood this and was more than happy to follow our lead. 

The very next day we met with the painter and carpet installer. By Monday, just three days after our initial meeting, the windows were washed and interior rooms had been painted. On Tuesday the new carpet was installed (you probably already know how I feel about a carpet allowance!).

Our next item of business was a day full of handyman projects and small fix-me-ups. Not your normal “honey-do list” to get through when you have time. Every room in this house needed some love and attention, so that’s what we did. 

We’re not taking shortcuts on the Blake Plan. We want to draw love and attention to the lifestyle the new homeowners will enjoy, not remind them of the wear and tear the house has endured up until now.

Every detail matters. Remember that it’s more than just throwing a bowl of lemons on the kitchen countertop. This is about highlighting everything the home has to offer so potential buyers can see themselves living in their new home. 

When Wednesday came around, we had indoor and outdoor tasks to accomplish. Now that we had fresh paint and carpet, the home was ready for staging on the inside, but what we saw on the outside left a lot to be desired. 

We all know curb appeal is important. It’s equally important to create an outdoor living space that homeowners can enjoy. Before our photographer could arrive, we wanted to make sure the back yard was ready to be captured too.

We didn’t have to invest heavily in buying yard furniture or planting new flowers, especially in this weather, but there was a major clean-up needed to make sure this yard was ready, and not an eyesore or headache that a new owner would need to tackle. 

You already know how this story ends. We listed the home on Friday and 10 AM and had multiple offers within 24 hours. By the time you read this, inspections should be complete and a move-in date will be on the calendar. 

So, is it possible to sell a home in a week? Yes. But you have to be dedicated to the plan. Let me show you how it’s done.

What makes this work is when the client agrees and is on board! It’s a partnership in the truest sense of the world. We’re so grateful for your participation and partnership to be able to turn around this home in such a short amount of time.

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