Oct 27, 2015
Selling your home can be a very unsettling and stressful experience. First, you will have the unenviable task of decluttering all the items, treasures and keepsakes you have accumulated over the years. As you prepare your home for the market, you will have to determine where to store all “non-essentials” and at what cost. As you systematically clear out room after room, you will have a better understanding of all the work that needs to be done on the house. You will have to determine which repairs are a “must” to do and which ones are not absolutely necessary. Maybe it is better to sell it “as is.” or to have it staged, in order to bring in a higher return. You may wonder, “how long will I have to be inconvenienced, as potential buyers examine, browse through and evaluate the condition of my home?” There seems to be a lingering element of the unknown in every aspect of the arduous task of preparing and selling a home.
My family and I just went through this engaging, tiresome process and I can honestly say that had I not contacted Nick, there is no way I would have been able to get through it all in such an organized and timely fashion. In a situation where there was obviously a lot of hard work to be done, Nick and his associates were committed to making things run as smoothly as possible. From the very first meeting we had, Nick put us at ease by generating a plan which outlined what needed to be done within a reasonable time frame. He provided the necessary tools to complete the task and under his supervision, made sure that everything ran according to schedule. Nick personally delivered brand new packaging materials and arranged for a skillful team of professionals to systematically take on the various projects that needed to be done. This included providing an absolutely amazing painter and renovator who could quickly prepare and enhance the house so that it would be ready for sale, setting up a meeting with an established interior decorator, arranging for a cost effective and efficient junk removal pick up and bringing in a professional photographer, whose truly remarkable work generated public interest in a house that looked totally unprepared for the market only a few weeks earlier. Each of these “sub-tasks” was essential in preparing the house for viewing and each of them was approached professionally and in a time-effective manner. At every step of the way, Nick was only a phone call away and I did not hesitate to call him whenever I was overwhelmed or thought it was necessary. At the same time, if Nick did not hear from me, he would always offer a friendly phone call, e-mail or text to see how things were going.
In the midst of all the work and preparation of my home for public viewing, there were several other factors which thoroughly impressed me. As work was in progress, Nick routinely offered suggestions on how to cut costs where possible without reducing the quality of work that needed to be done. When necessary, Nick did not hesitate to roll up his sleeves and offer his assistance. What I appreciated the most, as a parent of two children, was that Nick was very conscientious of my kids’ presence in the house, expressing his concern and doing whatever he could to maximize their health and safety and minimize their inconvenience. He insisted on using Benjamin Moore Aura paints with lower VOC levels and suggested considering optimal times when certain renovations could be done when the children were not present.
Ultimately though, the most impressive thing about the whole experience of preparing and selling my home was the simple fact that Nick delivered on his promise to sell my home over the weekend at a competitive price! All I had to do was go away for a relaxing weekend with my family on a Friday and by Monday night my house was sold! We did not have to put up any “for sale” signs and have neighbours asking us questions. My family did not have to be inconvenienced by a steady stream of potential buyers. We were told right from the beginning that our home would be sold over the weekend and on Monday evening when all the papers were signed, I was truly amazed and at the same relieved that my house was sold at a price that surpassed what a lot of comparable homes had sold for in the area. This no doubt had to do with Nick’s ability to generate a high volume of traffic by posting quality photographs on his website, advertising in reputable publications and making contacts with clients that were interested. Once you entrust Nick Pavlov to sell your home, you are in the right hands. He will treat it as if it his own home, offering you guidance, expert advice and most importantly peace of mind, at a time that can potentially be extremely stressful. So if you want to sell your home quickly and efficiently with minimal inconvenience and maximum monetary return, I highly recommend that you contact Nick and let him and his team work for you. If he handles the sale of your home the way he handled mine, I guarantee you that you will be most happy and satisfied.