Godfrey Group Homes
Annika Godfrey Coldwell Banker Realty | DRE #01322358

We sold our home the first day for 5% HIGHER than the list price!

We hired Annika and her team to sell our home and we are beyond pleased with the outcome, the service, the level of communication, everything. Let me explain. First, I should mention that I am a recently retired residential real estate agent and know dozens of top-notch realtors in this market area. Therefore, I had a firm idea of what the value of our home was. I knew we were going to have to do everything right to get the number I was seeking. We interviewed a few agents before we met Annika. Until we met Annika, we had not met someone with a plan and a willingness to list for my value. They all showed us spread sheets with comparable closed sales. Only Annika looked at what was for sale, and what our competition was going to be. We allowed Annika to completely take over the selling of our home. We adopted her plan. We staged the home, and we moved our stuff into the garage. Her photographer came and spent hours at our home taking breathtaking photos. Once we saw the photos and the overall affect the staging had we knew we had made the right decision. We discussed pricing one last time before the listing went live. We raised the asking price at that point (we were now 3% higher than any other agent wanted to list for). We sold our home the first day for 5% higher than the list price in a 21-day escrow. There are many reasons why Annika’s plan worked for us. One of the more subtle reasons is that it changed our home from a comfortable cozy family home into a bright and cheerful vision of how someone could live in this home. The reason we got so many offers over asking price (and almost 8% over the last model match comparable) is because of the emotional experience buyers had in our home. One last thing; do not discount the value of an emotional buyer. Our buyers had to fight hard to get the appraisal up to the purchase price and rework their loan to close the purchase. Your home is not sold until escrow closes. Annika’s plan was an important part in selling the home, the escrow process, and the final sale of the home.

Dave & Connie S. ~ Laguna Hills