Tyler and Will
“LIST was great to work with and worked hard for us.”
Location of home: Homewood
Home sold for: $247,500
Tyler and Will Watson loved their charming Edgewood cottage in Homewood. Located on Dixon Avenue, the two-bedroom, one-bath home was on a great street in a wonderful neighborhood. But the Wilsons had two young children and a growing family, and after six years, a two-bedroom home was stretching their limits.
The Wilsons decided to upgrade into a bigger home with more space. The first time they tried to sell their home, they went down the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) path, even going as far as enlisting the help of FSBO.com. Their motivation was to avoid spending a lot of money on real estate agent commission – but after trying to go it alone, their home didn’t sell.
“FSBO was hard because you don’t have as much traffic,” says Tyler. “We even tried FSBO.com, which gave us a bit more traffic, but you don’t have a real estate agent pushing the deals, so it ultimately didn’t work for us.”
They then tried to sell their home with two different real estate agents, but neither could help. The Wilson’s home languished on the listings on and off for two years, and their dream of moving into a bigger home more suited to their family’s needs was rapidly fading.
Enter LIST Birmingham.
Driven by their desire to sell their home but avoid paying standard commission, the Wilsons turned to LIST Birmingham. LIST was able to immediately diagnose one key problem with the home: it was smaller than many other homes in the same neighborhood, plus the asking price was higher than homes of comparable size.
Even with this challenge, LIST went to work.
“We were enticed by the flat-fee commission structure,” says Tyler. “LIST was great to work with and worked hard for us. I felt we had a lot more showings, and our agent (Brent) was very determined.”
Adds Tyler, “He really stayed on top of things and was incredibly hard-working.”
Within only 43 days, LIST was able to successfully sell the home without significantly reducing the asking price – a feat that saved the Wilsons money and allowed them to finally move into a home more suited to their family.
Plus, the Wilsons saved thousands in commission, something no other real estate agent was able to offer. LIST also helped this happy family buy their new Vestavia Hills home!
“LIST was great to work with and worked hard for us,” says Tyler. “I’d definitely recommend LIST to others looking to sell their home. I’ve already recommended LIST to two other people!”
Contact LIST Birmingham today to learn how we can sell your home and save you money!