Customer Stories: Alice & Brad
Alice and Brad moved to Kenmore, WA from California 10 years ago. They loved the neighborhood, the school district and planned to make the house their "forever home". But when Brad decided to leave Boeing for a new job in Hawaii, the couple had to come up with a new plan for the future - and that meant selling the home they loved.
For Alice, paying a real estate agent 6% didn't make sense but she knew she needed more service and support than a For Sale By Owner solution. Searching for an alternative, she learned about Faira in the Seattle Times. After comparing Faira's free services to Redfin and selling by owner, she decided to work with Faira.
"I chose Faira for the savings but I also felt the buyers would have a better experience because of the transparency upfront, " Alice told us. "Buyers feel comfortable putting in a really strong offer and accepting the house as-is when they have the inspection first. This way, when they make an offer the goal is not to go back and forth with the condition of the house, instead they offer what they are willing to pay."
Faira coordinated the professional photography, MLS listing and home inspection - free of charge. Alice worked hard to prepare her home to sell by cleaning, decluttering and having the home professionally staged.
Alice and Brad's home received 14 offers on the Faira platform. Their home sold for $85,000 over list price. In fact, 30% of the offers were submitted by buyers without an agent. Faira's offer platform gives independent buyers access to the offer process which the conventional process does not. Faira accomplished what no single agent could do with this much interest in a home: leveled the playing field for all buyers, revealed competing offers, and allowed buyers to increase their offers in seconds.
Address: 14715 77th Pl NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
We loved working with Alice and Brad and wish them the best in their new home in Hawaii!
If you'd like to find out how Faira can help you sell your home, give us a call at 1-800-571-FAIR or just start your listing and we'll be in touch to help you.