WINDERMERE READYThere is no second chance for the perfect first impression

Invest to impress

As you prepare to stage and sell your home, the Windermere Ready program can assist you in completing necessary renovations and updating your home before listing. Proper preparation is key, as staged homes sell 87% faster, and for about 17% more than their non-staged counterparts.

To help get your home ready for market, Windermere Ready can provide up to $50,000 for any suggested improvements, at no upfront cost to you. This will ensure your home makes an incredible impression on buyers, so you can sell quickly and successfully.
Before you get started with the Windermere Ready service, I will provide a one-on-one consultation about your home and a list of actionable and high-impact improvements to be made. I’ll recommend the improvements that are the most likely to entice buyers; these may include landscaping, interior and exterior painting, window washing, decluttering, carpet cleaning and more.
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High impact

  • Landscaping
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Floor Repair/Refinishing
  • Carpet Cleaning/Replacement
  • Decluttering
  • Window Washing
  • Professional Deep Cleaning
  • Fixture Repair or Replacement
  • Cosmetic Updates
  • Punch List Repairs
Outdated bathrooms kept this home from selling when it was first listed
BUDGET $40,000
After the seller used Windermere Ready funds to renovate her main and hallway bathrooms, the home was relisted at a higher price and sold for $87,500 more than the price it was listed at before the renovation.
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This 1975 estate sale home was well loved and well lived-in
BUDGET $20,000
The original owner of this home had smart heirs who understood that the listing would sell for more with minor sprucing and major staging. Thanks to Windermere Ready, the home got all-new carpets, paint, decor and landscaping. These improvements brought a fresh, welcoming vibe and a very welcome offer way above list.
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Two active kids left this split level with some wear and tear
Budget $15,000
Just two weeks after enrolling in Windermere Ready, it had renewed hardwood floors, new paint, carpet, landscaping and privacy fence, and the sellers had $50K more in their pocket than they’d expected!
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This home had a Mt. Rainier view and visibly deferred maintenance
Budget $25,000
Perched up high, this view listing would likely attract buyers with equally high budgets and expectations. But its deferred maintenance and dated décor lowered its chances of guaranteed success. Through Windermere Ready it was spruced up (new paint, refurbished floors, assorted repairs), staged and given high marks.
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Outdated bathrooms kept this home from selling when it was first listed
BUDGET $40,000
After the seller used Windermere Ready funds to renovate her main and hallway bathrooms, the home was relisted at a higher price and sold for $87,500 more than the price it was listed at before the renovation.
https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.216/n95.e9d.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BeforeAfter_1.gif?time=1624905350
This 1975 estate sale home was well loved and well lived-in
BUDGET $20,000
The original owner of this home had smart heirs who understood that the listing would sell for more with minor sprucing and major staging. Thanks to Windermere Ready, the home got all-new carpets, paint, decor and landscaping. These improvements brought a fresh, welcoming vibe and a very welcome offer way above list.
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Two active kids left this split level with some wear and tear
Budget $15,000
Just two weeks after enrolling in Windermere Ready, it had renewed hardwood floors, new paint, carpet, landscaping and privacy fence, and the sellers had $50K more in their pocket than they’d expected!
https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.216/n95.e9d.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BeforeAfter_3.gif?time=1624905350
This home had a Mt. Rainier view and visibly deferred maintenance
Budget $25,000
Perched up high, this view listing would likely attract buyers with equally high budgets and expectations. But its deferred maintenance and dated décor lowered its chances of guaranteed success. Through Windermere Ready it was spruced up (new paint, refurbished floors, assorted repairs), staged and given high marks.
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FAQ
What is Windermere Ready?

It’s a program that enables you to receive an advance that allows you to pay for home improvements prior to my listing your home for sale. There’s no upfront cost to you. You’ll pay for all services rendered and work performed out of closing (this is typically handled through escrow).

What services are covered?

Windermere Ready advances are typically used for items like landscaping, painting, floor refinishing, carpet replacement, decluttering, window washing, profession deep cleaning, fixture repair or replacement, cosmetic updates, punch list repairs, or staging.

Will the advance cover staging?

It absolutely can.

Who decides what work to do?

As home owner, you determine what prep work you wish to apply your Windermere Ready advance to, after consulting with me about which items will make the highest impact when we bring your home to market.

Who hires the contractors or service providers?

You do. I can recommend local providers and can also help you schedule services if needed, but you’ll be in charge of determining the work you’d like performed on your home and who you want to work with.

How fast can a Windermere Ready advance be approved and funded?

From start to finish, your Windermere Ready advance can be funded in three business days. Your application will typically be approved the first business day after I submit it on your behalf. The next day I’ll provide you with program paperwork (including the service agreement, a promissory note and the deed of trust). On the third business day, after you’ve signed and notarized your paperwork, a check can be available for you!

What is the maximum amount provided?

The maximum advance amount is $50,000.00. This is based on a LTV (loan to value ratio) of 75%. To calculate LTV use this formula: The lower of Listing Price or CMA Price x (times) 75% – (minus) all current encumbrances = loan amount up to $50,000.00.

What is the interest rate?

If repaid within the agreed-upon term, the Windermere Ready advance does not incur interest.

Are there any fees?

There are no fees of any kind if the Windermere Ready advance is repaid when due.

What documents are required to start?

Before you receive your Windermere Ready Service Agreement, there are no documents you need to provide or sign. Once you’ve signed the Agreement and had it notarized, the only paperwork required before you receive your advance will simply be our co-signed listing agreement.

Will my advance be paid to me in one lump sum?

Windermere Ready advances over $25,000 are paid in two equal installments, the first following the receipt of signed and notarized paperwork, the second upon completion of work. Advances of $25,000 or less are paid in a single installment.

When do I pay back the advance?

The advance is due the earlier of (a) closing of a sale of the Property; (b) termination or expiration of the Listing Agreement; or (c) 6 months from execution of the Windermere Ready Agreement. If the Windermere Ready advance is not paid back when due, then the advance is converted to a 90-day Promissory Note with interest at 5% per annum and secured with a Deed of Trust. After the Promissory Note due date, interest shall accrue at a default interest rate of 18% per annum. No monthly payments are due during the term; the loan is paid off in one lump sum when the subject property is sold.

Is title insurance required to secure an advance?

Title insurance is neither required nor requested.

Is my credit score required?

Since the Windermere Ready advance is based on your home’s LTV, no credit score is required to qualify.

How does a HELOC affect my home's LTV?

If there is a current HELOC (line of credit) secured by the property, then the maximum credit limit is used to calculate LTV, not the current balance (for example if the HELOC limit is $100,000, but only $25,000 is owed, the $100,000 number must still be used to determine your home’s LTV).

JAMI HAMMOND-CHRISTENSEN

Windermere Real Estate Co. | Seattle - Ballard
2636 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107
jami.hc@windermere.com
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