In May 2020, we launched Raveis Refresh, a full-service, pre-listing concierge program offering seamless solutions – with no out-of-pocket expenses for the homeowner. For sellers, this program is a win-win solution for home preparation – from impactful renovations and cosmetic upgrades to professional staging and design — to make their homes more appealing to buyers and stand out versus other competitive offerings in the marketplace. The goal is for the home to sell faster and for top dollar.
When a seller decides to sell their home, they trust a realtor to make sure the home is ready for the market. Your home speaks to you, but we must think about what it is saying to the potential buyer. Our homes are personal, yet some of the time, how we live in our homes isn’t always the best way to present and sell them. Our homes represent who we are; they are life-sized memory books of our travels, and they trumpet our likes, our dislikes, and our beliefs. They showcase our belongings, the pieces we have accumulated over time that speak to us. The goal of preparing for market is to make the home speak to everyone else, in a compelling and positive way. This involves neutralizing the home and portraying a lifestyle that buyers want to have. It is so important to make sure the home presents itself to a large pool of buyers. First impressions count!
Agent Dylan Walter’s listing on Pawson Trail in Branford, Connecticut sold in just under one month after using Raveis Refresh. In his own words, his experience with using William Raveis’ unique service was, “excellent, incredibly easy to submit the listing and very clear with open communication and simple scheduling. It was a seamless process from start to finish!” He sees unmatched benefits for an agent using this platform and for the seller. ““For everyone, it sure makes that honey-do list a lot shorter. It just gets done, it doesn’t cost anything out of pocket, and it adds more to the sales price of the house. It’s money that is very well spent. As for the agent, what could be simpler? You enter information into the website, and everything is done for you. You express your concerns and before you know it, you have a show ready house.”
Agent Barbara Jeffrey said her client and her contractor both had a very pleasant experience with Raveis Refresh. Her listing in Longmeadow, Massachusetts sold incredibly fast after the service installed and refinished flooring and performed ancillary services. ” The application was quick and simple and since my contractor had already been to see the project, the quote process went quickly, so they could get started ASAP. Since it was one of my own preferred contractors, I had no doubt the work would be done well and in a timely manner. My clients were thrilled with the work that was done. The house listed on a Friday evening. We had 17 showings on Saturday and 20 families through the open house on Sunday with multiple offers by noon on Monday! The house was in good condition to begin with, but with new improvements to the kitchen and both full baths, being able to make the additional improvements put the property at the top of the heap! Great program and great experience.”
Heather Tavolieri, an agent with our Sudbury, Massachusetts office said her clients were extremely happy with how their carpets, painting and flooring turned out. “It was very efficient. There was great communication with the vendors and clients. They were just thrilled.” Her buyers were very happy with Raveis Refresh and the vendors that they brought in to replace carpeting in four bedrooms and paint most of the interior on the first and second floors. Heather continued, “The painters began immediately and were able to finish the entire job within five days – they brought a large crew of 8-10 painters. My buyers were coming from out of state, so Raveis Refresh was the ideal way to have the work done very quickly and with very professional vendors.”
We’re so happy to provide our agents the best tools and products to execute real estate deals faster and easier. As part of the William Raveis family, our agents are our customers, and they deserve and receive the very best.