Shishir and his wife weren't planning to move, but on a sunny Saturday, they were out looking at model homes and they found the perfect single story house. After discussing their options, they decided a single story home would be better than their current two story as they headed into retirement. The couple bought the new house just three days later and made the decision to sell the home they'd lived in for fifteen years.
Shishir had sold a home fifteen years prior with a real estate agent and had a good experience. He was preparing to hire an agent to help him through this sale, but then he had a conversation with his niece that changed his plans.
She recently sold a property with HomeBay, had a great experience and suggested her uncle do the same. After asking all the questions he could think of and learning about the cost savings HomeBay offers sellers, Shishir decided to list with us.
When asked whether his home sold faster or slower than he anticipated it would, Shishir said, "It was about what I expected." It often takes a bit of time to attract niche luxury market buyers to a higher priced home. Shishir was prepared for this and experienced it when he initially listed his home at $1.4 million. HomeBay's co-founder, who is also a successful real estate broker, worked with Shishir to make sure his listing was consistently highly visible to Irvine luxury home shoppers.
Small, strategic price adjustments over time helped to keep the listing front and center on the MLS and popular listing sites to ensure maximum exposure. With HomeBay's help and careful listing management, Shishir was able to sell his home relatively quickly for a great price.
"Homebay provides the ability to list your home across all major websites and the MLS. The guidance from the Homebay team was great. The team sent a professional photographer to take the listing photos, helped coordinate open houses, and made small price adjustments to increase buyer activity." Shishir said.
He was impressed with the level of support HomeBay provided, every step of the way. "Helping me through the offer process, assisting me with prepping the sales property questionnaire and providing an escrow company and photographer referral simplified the process even more."
There were two huge benefits for Shishir. "Saving the sales commission was huge because my house sold for $1.38 million. The other big benefit was being able to show my own property. Owners know their property better than anyone. By showing my own home, I was able to show potential buyers all the upgrades and details that went into the house. A realtor couldn't have done it any better."
When asked if he'd recommend HomeBay to future sellers and if he'd use the service again, Shishir offered a confident, "Yes!".
Shishir saved over $30,000 by listing with HomeBay - money that he plans to invest.