“Your house is your most important investment. Selling it the way that best suits your needs is an equally important investment in your peace of mind.”
This is one of the first things that Ben Souchek, a principle of The Sierra Group, tells clients who are thinking about moving, whether due to downsizing, because they have outgrown the home they are in, they’ve accepted a job transfer, are experiencing financial difficulties or a health challenge, or some other reason.
“What we offer homeowners is the fastest, most convenient way to sell one’s house, ‘As Is,’ for a fair price, and on the date of the seller’s choosing,” Souchek said. “In a traditional sale process, the seller has to deal with readying their home for sale, finding a listing agent, signing contracts and financial paperwork, having the home ready to show to potential buyers for sometimes weeks or months on end…there’s just a lot to do and it can cause a lot of worry and anxiety. We take all of that off your plate by utilizing private funds to close escrow when it is convenient for the seller, with no commissions or closing costs.”
One of the many benefits The Sierra Group provides is taking care of any needed repairs to your home, everything from replacing squeaky floor boards, to giving the exterior a fresh coat of paint, to meeting current building codes - all time-consuming and often expensive things that may be needed to make your home more aesthetically pleasing and attractive to a potential buyer. The company also allows sellers to leave behind anything they can’t or do not want to take with them.
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For those who are downsizing, The Sierra Group has created a service called Home Downsizing Solutions which offers a wide range of personal, customizable services to help sellers with the “traditional” aspects of preparing for such a move.
“In a world where services and products are becoming more and more one-size-fits-all, it’s increasingly important to be unique,” said Souchek. “As a licensed realtor, and working with other realtors in different markets for over 20 years, what I’ve found is that real estate is certainly not a one-size-fits-all operation. That is why we offer customizable options that can be tailored to fit a buyer or seller’s unique situation, needs and desires.”
According to Souchek, there are a lot of moving and transition servicers out there that can help with those traditional downsizing activities, including organizing, packing and unpacking your belongings, getting rid of unwanted items through an estate sale, auction, donation, and/or consignment, taking an inventory and measuring your furniture to be sure it will fit in your new place, and so forth. But there is a downside.
“Some of these companies do a really great job in these areas, but most people don’t realize what this involves until they get into the process. And the costs can add up very quickly,” Souchek said. “So, we include a moving allowance of up to $1,000 to help defray the costs of these services for the seller, if needed. There is a lot to be said about the ‘costs’ of a great deal of stress, anxiety, and physical exhaustion - things that you can’t really put a price on. We tell people that selling their home to us is more beneficial than they may initially think it is.”
Souchek and his team also work with a strong network of real estate agents who specialize in, and/or have their ears to the grindstone around new home communities, apartments, condos, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other residential options.
“With our unique Home Downsizing Solutions entity, we’ve essentially created a concierge downsizing atmosphere in which the agents I work with can assist the individual with finding the space that’s right for them in a multitude of different ways,” Souchek said. “Our goal is to relieve the seller of as many burdens as we can, allowing them to more fully focus on their future dreams and goals. It has been very exciting to see people making their downsizing transition with more ease and peace of mind as a result.”
If you are thinking about downsizing this year and want more information about how The Sierra Group can help you with your home selling needs, contact Ben Souchek at firstname.lastname@example.org or Toll Free at 855-291-5005. You can also request their FREE Downsizing Kit, valued at $147, and check out the company website — HomeDownsizingSolutions.com.
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