The real estate professional also benefits from the involvement of a home concierge service (such as the services we offer in Bradenton and Sarasota), especially those which routinely work with real estate professionals because from experience they better understand how to present a property for sale. As a rule, the real estate professional directly requests the concierge service for whatever is needed or requests the homeowner to engage the concierge service to perform the work required.
There are two areas in which the concierge may benefit the real estate professional in his work. First of all, just before or just after obtaining a listing, the real estate professional may realize the listing needs a little “polish” to improve the presentation of the property to prospective homebuyers … for example, the windows need to be cleaned, the “shine” needs to be brought out on the stainless steel exterior of the refrigerator and dishwasher, and the stove top and marble countertops need to be polished to a sparkle. The concierge’s work in spiffing up the kitchen, bathrooms and the rest of the house pays dividends in the real estate professional’s work to sell the property. This work may be carried out if the homeowner is living at home, lives at home part-time, or is an absentee.
If there is a lot of traffic in the home resulting from showing the property to numerous interested persons, the home in time will become soiled, and dusty and dirty … in such a case, once again it should be cleaned up by a home concierge service to be able to continue to show off the property to prospective homebuyers.
A home concierge will also attend to the numerous other unexpected chores of keeping a home presentable for prospective buyers, such as replacement of batteries in smoke detectors, vacuum, steam clean or mop high traffic areas of the home, replacement of a cracked window pane, and the like.
An advantage of having a home concierge service perform the tasks specified above instead of the real estate professional is that generally insurance covers the concierge service but not the real estate persons performing the same work.
The cost of a home concierge service involved in cleaning up a property and preparing it for presentation for sale as a listing is very small indeed compared to the rewards of selling the property in less time with less hassle at a better price to a qualified buyer.
By Leighton Q. J. Klevana of Your Home Concierge Service, LLC.