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How Tim Merrell Found His Forever Sunshine in Arizona

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Sherri Hansen and Carmen Johnson, a mother daughter duo, together formed the Red Door Team...

Sherri Hansen and Carmen Johnson, a mother daughter duo, together formed the Red Door Team...

Mar 11 3 minutes read

Meet Tim Merrell, our latest success story!

A good friend of ours decided he wanted to move to Arizona and be in the sunshine. The first thing we did was to refer him to Joyce Tawes at Live Better in Scottsdale, one of   Curaytor's client, the marketing platform we use.  We have contacts through this group with agents nationwide that are top producing agents in their areas. He flew down to Phoenix and began his search.  She took him all over Phoenix Scottsdale area showing him a variety of homes.  Some on golf courses, some closer to the downtown Scottsdale area and also some townhomes. He decided to move to Phoenix prior to listing, so as to make it easier to show the house.

He settled on a new construction home in Scottsdale.  Sherri has an Interior Design Degree and flew down to help him choose all the interior finishes for his new home to be finished in July. (Not to mention got to spend the day at the pool and spa while visiting.) Some of the perks of being in real estate!

In January we then discussed when would be the best time to list his home and go over all the details and what he needed to do to prepare his home for the market. Sherri suggested listing in February, due to the fact there is such low inventory in the Seattle area during this month. So, he began decluttering, got the landscaping cleaned and spread new mulch, touched up the paint in some rooms and cleaned out the garage.  He was then ready for staging.  The stagers did a beautiful job and the professional photos turned out great.

We listed the home on a Thursday afternoon.  Held 2 open houses over the weekend. Both open houses had over 10 groups through despite the snow that weekend. We received an offer on Sunday and sold it that night!  

After the inspection he agreed to make a few minor repairs which we supervised for him. We helped him to sell some of the furniture he did not want to take to Arizona and then we met with the stagers and movers to get all the items out of the home and have it ready for the new buyers. All in all, this worked out perfect for him. We took care of the details for him, while he is enjoying his time in the sunshine this Spring and able to oversee the construction of his new home in Scottsdale.

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