Six years ago, Melissa and Conrad found their perfect home in Parkdale. It was an ultra-cool semi that had all the right touches that fit their modern urban lifestyle. 6 months later their first child came along, and that is when Melissa met Lisa at a mom’s group. As Conrad and Melissa’s new family grew, so did the changes to their home. An extensive renovation gave them the third-floor master bedroom they always wanted. When they welcomed their second child into the family, they started to rethink what type of home would be best for their growing family.
“When our second child came along, we realized that we needed a family friendly home with a large back yard, close to family. The Hamilton/Burlington area looked like a good option, but we needed help finding the right place, while at the same time, preparing our house to sell. Lisa jumped in and made it all happen,” said Melissa.
The Michelle Walker Team was able to tap into their network of leading REMAX representatives and find an agent in the Hamilton/Burlington area that was perfect for Melissa and Conrad.
Next, Lisa built an extensive marketing plan and worked with Melissa to get their design-magazine home ready for showings. A few small touches made all the difference. “We replaced their personal photos with historical photography of the Parkdale area and built a timeline of the renovations to support the marketing materials,” said Lisa.
But this Parkdale home faced a couple of challenges. The house was being listed at a time when the market was starting to go through a significant cooling off period. Secondly, their small back yard was situated right next to a busy set of train tracks. As the listing time approached, it was critical that they showcase the home in the best possible light. They decided to hold back offers and see how the market would respond but within 48 hours a significant offer was presented, and the home ultimately sold well above asking. Melissa and Conrad were thrilled. With their Parkdale home sold they were able to move their family to a great neighbourhood in Burlington.