Windermere Ready

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Sell for more in less time.

The Windermere Ready program offers you concierge-level service as you ready your home for sale. Together we will determine the repairs and upgrades that are most likely to appeal to today’s buyers who prefer stylish, turnkey spaces. If needed, Windermere Ready can provide up to $50,000 to help mitigate any expenses incurred, with no upfront cost to you.

From decluttering and deep cleaning to major repairs or replacements, together we’ll set your home up for selling success.

SEE WINDERMERE READY STORIES WREReadylogo

Sell for more in less time.

The Windermere Ready program offers you concierge-level service as you ready your home for sale. Together we will determine the repairs and upgrades that are most likely to appeal to today’s buyers, who prefer stylish, turnkey spaces. If needed, Windermere Ready can provide up to $50,000 to help mitigate any expenses incurred, with no upfront cost to you.

From decluttering and deep cleaning to major repairs or replacements, together we’ll set your home up for selling success.

SEE WINDERMERE READY STORIES

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RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR REFINISHING ORIGINAL HARDWOOD FLOORS.

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THE POTENTIAL RETURN ON EVERY $100 INVESTED IN STAGING YOUR HOME.

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OF REALTORS BELIEVE CURB APPEAL IS IMPORTANT TO POTENTIAL BUYERS.

How it works

  • 1

CONSULTATION

We’ll walk through your home to identify potential updates and repairs. Based on your timeline and needs, you’ll choose the improvements that will get the biggest return.

  • 2

PERSONALIZED PLAN

Once your top home improvement priorities are identified, I can connect you with local service providers, assist with a work schedule and arrange access to your home.

  • 3

STAGING

When your home’s ready for its close-up, I’ll have it professionally staged, which will dramatically transform it while boosting your bottom line.

High impact updates

  • Landscaping
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Floor Repair/Refinishing
  • Carpet Cleaning/Replacement
  • Decluttering
  • Window Washing
  • Professional Deep Cleaning
  • Fixture Repair or Replacement
  • Cosmetic Updates
  • Punch List Repairs

Windermere Ready stories

$40K BUDGET


Outdated bathrooms kept this home from selling

After the seller used Windermere Ready funds to renovate her main and hallway bathrooms, the home was relisted the home at a higher price and it sold for $87,500 more than the price it was listed at before the renovation.

$100K

HIGHER ASKING PRICE

$47K+

PROFIT FROM INVESTMENT

VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

$20K BUDGET


This 1975 estate sale home was well lived-in

Thanks to Windermere Ready, the home got all-new carpets, paint, decor and landscaping. These improvements brought a fresh, welcoming vibe and a very welcome offer way above list.

$60K

OVER ASKING PRICE

109%

LIST-TO-SOLD-PRICE-RATIO

VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

$15K BUDGET


Two active kids left this split level with some wear and tear

Just two weeks after enrolling in Windermere Ready, it had renewed hardwood floors, new paint, carpet, landscaping and privacy fence, and the sellers had $50K more in their pocket than they’d expected!

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OFFERS OVER ASKING

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DAYS ON MARKET

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$25K BUDGET


This home had a Mt. Rainier view and visibly deferred maintenance

Perched up high, this hilltop listing would normally attract buyers with high expectations. But its condition lowered its chances of guaranteed success. Through Windermere Ready it was spruced up, staged and given high marks.

$1.25M

SOLD PRICE

95%

INSPECTION ITEMS REPAIRED

VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

$40K BUDGET


Outdated bathrooms kept this home from selling when it was first listed

After the seller used Windermere Ready funds to renovate her main and hallway bathrooms, the home was relisted at a higher price and sold for $87,500 more than the price it was listed at before the renovation.

$100K
HIGHER ASKING PRICE AFTER REMODEL
$47K+
PROFIT TO SELLER FROM INVESTMENT

 

VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

$20K BUDGET


This 1975 estate sale home was well loved and well lived-in

The original owner of this home had smart heirs who understood that the listing would sell for more with minor sprucing and major staging. Thanks to Windermere Ready, the home got all-new carpets, paint, decor and landscaping. These improvements brought a fresh, welcoming vibe and a very welcome offer way above list.

$60K
OVER ASKING PRICE
109%
LIST-TO-SOLD-PRICE-RATIO
VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

$15K BUDGET


Two active kids left this split level with some wear and tear

Just two weeks after enrolling in Windermere Ready, it had renewed hardwood floors, new paint, carpet, landscaping and privacy fence, and the sellers had $50K more in their pocket than they’d expected!

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OFFERS OVER ASKING
4
DAYS ON MARKET
VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

$25K BUDGET


This home had a Mt. Rainier view and visibly deferred maintenance

Perched up high, this view listing would likely attract buyers with equally high budgets and expectations. But its deferred maintenance and dated décor lowered its chances of guaranteed success. Through Windermere Ready it was spruced up (new paint, refurbished floors, assorted repairs), staged and given high marks.

$1.25M
SOLD PRICE
95%
INSPECTION ITEMS REPAIRED
VIEW ALL BEFORE + AFTERS

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FAQ’s

WHAT IS WINDERMERE READY?

It’s a program that enables you to receive an advance that allows you to pay for home improvements prior to my listing your home for sale. There’s no upfront cost to you. You’ll pay for all services rendered and work performed out of closing (this is typically handled through escrow).

WHAT SERVICES ARE COVERED?

Windermere Ready advances are typically used for items like landscaping, painting, floor refinishing, carpet replacement, decluttering, window washing, profession deep cleaning, fixture repair or replacement, cosmetic updates, punch list repairs, or staging.

WILL THE ADVANCE COVER STAGING?

It absolutely can.

WHO DECIDES WHAT WORK TO DO?

As home owner, you determine what prep work you wish to apply your Windermere Ready advance to, after consulting with me about which items will make the highest impact when we bring your home to market.

WHO HIRES THE CONTRACTORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS?

You do. I can recommend local providers and can also help you schedule services if needed, but you’ll be in charge of determining the work you’d like performed on your home and who you want to work with.

HOW FAST CAN A WINDERMERE READY ADVANCE BE APPROVED AND FUNDED?

From start to finish, your Windermere Ready advance can be funded in three business days. Your application will typically be approved the first business day after I submit it on your behalf. The next day I’ll provide you with program paperwork (including the service agreement, a promissory note and the deed of trust). On the third business day, after you’ve signed and notarized your paperwork, a check can be available for you!

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT PROVIDED?

The maximum advance amount is $50,000.00. This is based on a LTV (loan to value ratio) of 75%. To calculate LTV use this formula: The lower of Listing Price or CMA Price x (times) 75% – (minus) all current encumbrances = loan amount up to $50,000.00.

WHAT IS THE INTEREST RATE?

If repaid within the agreed-upon term, the Windermere Ready advance does not incur interest.

ARE THERE ANY FEES?

There are no fees of any kind if the Windermere Ready advance is repaid when due.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO START?

Before you receive your Windermere Ready Service Agreement, there are no documents you need to provide or sign. Once you’ve signed the Agreement and had it notarized, the only paperwork required before you receive your advance will simply be our co-signed listing agreement.

WILL MY ADVANCE BE PAID TO ME IN ONE LUMP SUM?

Windermere Ready advances over $25,000 are paid in two equal installments, the first following the receipt of signed and notarized paperwork, the second upon completion of work. Advances of $25,000 or less are paid in a single installment.

WHEN DO I PAY BACK THE ADVANCE?

The advance is due the earlier of (a) closing of a sale of the Property; (b) termination or expiration of the Listing Agreement; or (c) 6 months from execution of the Windermere Ready Agreement. If the Windermere Ready advance is not paid back when due, then the advance is converted to a 90-day Promissory Note with interest at 5% per annum and secured with a Deed of Trust. After the Promissory Note due date, interest shall accrue at a default interest rate of 18% per annum. No monthly payments are due during the term; the loan is paid off in one lump sum when the subject property is sold.

IS TITLE INSURANCE REQUIRED TO SECURE AN ADVANCE?

Title insurance is neither required nor requested.

IS MY CREDIT SCORE REQUIRED?

Since the Windermere Ready advance is based on your home’s LTV, no credit score is required to qualify.

HOW DOES A HELOC AFFECT MY HOME’S LTV?

If there is a current HELOC (line of credit) secured by the property, then the maximum credit limit is used to calculate LTV, not the current balance (for example if the HELOC limit is $100,000, but only $25,000 is owed, the $100,000 number must still be used to determine your home’s LTV).

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*Sellers who make repairs and upgrades prior to selling generally sell for more and in less time. However, each property and project is unique and therefore no results are guaranteed. ©2021 WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.