Preparation

Preparation

Once a listing agreement has been signed, we begin preparing the property for sale. As every property is unique, every property will have a unique set of physical and logistical tasks. Preparation of the pre-sale disclosure package is of utmost importance.

Physical Tasks

  • Repair and Remodel: Sometimes it is in the seller's best interest to repair or remodel certain areas in need. We will advise you as to what makes the most sense and what will give you a return on your investment. We have numerous general contractors & sub-contractors available to help get the work done.
  • Clean Up: Your property should show as well as possible. We will advise you on removing clutter and general clean up.
  • Staging: Almost all properties in the San Francisco market are staged to some degree. We often encourage our sellers to use professional stagers. Alternatively, we have helped our clients stage properties themselves. There are times when sellers are able to stage adequately themselves. We will discuss the options with you and make sure that your property shows its best.

Logistical Tasks

  • Document Aggregation and Analysis: Making sure that a buyer gets full disclosure is crucial. The sellers produce whatever papers they have available. We pull reports and make recommendations regarding certain pre-sale inspections.
  • Pre-Sale Disclosure Package: Our pre-sale disclosure packages are notably thick because we believe in complete disclosure. We want to avoid surprises once the property is in contract. This minimizes secondary negotiations and gives buyers the confidence to make "clean" offers. To reach buyers easily, we scan our disclosure packages to provide them electronically as well as provide hard copies on paper.

Contact Information

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Ken J. Gendemann
Pacific Union International
1699 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco CA 94109
Cell: (415) 828-4063

Ken J. Gendemann, CPA
Pacific Union & Christie's International Real Estate
1699 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Cell: 415-828-4063, Office: 415-345-3083
 License #: 01884446