Sell With Susie

Planning Your Next Move?

Selling a home in California is part art, part science, with a whole lot of strategy to achieve your ideal outcome.

Let’s Plan an Ideal Home Sale Strategy

Whether you are leaving the Berkeley home you have lived in for decades or striving to sell a Rockridge house you bought recently to update and flip, you have a specific goals in mind — the sale price, the sale timeline, and the sale terms.

You may also be wondering what's next...or "if I do sell, where would I go?" (I ask myself the same!) Connecting those dots to clarify, explore options, and help you reach your goals — and ONLY your goals — is what you can count on with Susie Wyshak, a REALTOR®, Cal Bear, expert marketer, and Rockridge home owner

Her team and vast network of Keller Williams agents will help you reach the right buyers on your timeline, downsize and upgrade, hands-on, and even can help you get clarity on what’s next.

Get a No-Obligation Property Consultation

We’ll begin by discussing your goals — and ideal outcomes, even if your selling timeframe is down the road a few months or even a few years. 

  • Do you want a quick sale at top dollar?
  • Perhaps a 1031 Exchange is the plan for your investment property? 
  • Do you need a flexible buyer who can give you a 1-month rent back to downsize and move? 
  • Maybe you’d like to test the waters off-market, maybe selling for cash to the highest bidder. 
  • Do you want to buy before selling? Perhaps you’re plotting a move across the Bay — or maybe in another state or country — before selling your house so you only need to move once? 

Whatever your desires and limitations, Susie is prepared to serve — or to connect you with someone who can best help you achieve those goals. 

Susie is a Seniors Real Estate Specalist® (SRES) and is especially committed to helping elders and their family transition to the next, great step in life. (YES there are places to move to!)

Full-service selling experience

My proprietary Property Selling System was developed and has evolved over the past years to provide my clients with a consistent and proven method to:

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Prepare your property for sale in the shortest period possible.

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Price your property, based on current market conditions.

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Get it sold quickly at the highest price possible.

Update Your House — Without Upfront Expenses

Homes are rarely ready to put on the market as-is. Sometimes it’s just a little TLC that can help future buyers visualize themselves in the home.

This might be fresh, neutral paint to replace outdated wallpaper or updated flooring that sets the house apart from the one down the street.

Perhaps you would like to fix items from the pre-listing home inspection (which is always a good idea!). Taking care of those items will make your property to buyers looking for that move-in ready gem.


How much does it cost to update my house before selling?

Just like any remodeling, the cost of updating depends on the repairs and upgrades made.

In collaboration with your listing agent Susie Wyshak, you decide which home upgrades to make that will have the biggest impact on price at the lowest cost. This is usually flooring and paint improvements as well as landscaping and others.

Home sellers can pay for the upgrades investment when the house sells, up to a year after the project.

There are limitations on how qualifies and for how much.
Ask Susie to tell you all about it!

What types of updates will help my house sell for more?

It’s remarkable what even a good window cleaning can do to make a brilliant impression on buyers (and their agents).

Depending on the condition of your property, our team might suggest updates in areas such as: 

  • Flooring Replacement/Repair 
  • Carpet Cleaning / Replacement 
  • Deep-Cleaning
    Cosmetic Renovations 
  • Landscaping 
  • Interior and Exterior Painting 
  • Roofing Repairs 
  • Kitchen Improvements from Countertops to Cabinets 
  • Bathroom Improvements and Updates 

The team can also help with staging. Staging has been proven to have a huge return on investment, as it helps buyers imagine what it will be like living in their new home.

What if I don’t want to leave after my house is gorgeous and fixed up?

Believe me, you are not the first to ask this question. You might have been selling to move into a more modern place. Suddenly your old house is a sexy new home!

Good news: Of course you can stay in your house after it’s updated. As you might have guessed, the fix ups won’t be free. You’ll just have to pay for them much as you would paid a contractor to work on your house. 

NEXT STEPS: Get in touch with Susie for details on how the program works and other ways we work with you to maximize your home sale price.

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