Anna and her husband, Steve, had a beautiful walk-out ranch home. Built in 1997, the home, located in Ankeny had a maintenance free exterior of brick and metal siding. With almost 3,300 square feet of living space, the home had many other wonderful features including walk-in closets in all of the bedrooms, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath, a central vacuum system, lots of oak and tile, and a see-through fireplace.
They had two companies prepare a market analysis. They chose Next Generation Realty, a flat fee real broker, to market their home.
They listed the home on a Thursday in July 2002. They held their own Open House the following Sunday and had 16 couples go through it. One of those couples had been looking for a walkout ranch home for over three years. They contacted Bonita and worked with her to write an offer and present it two days later. The home was sold at full price just five days after it was listed. As Anna says, “The buyers were pre-qualified. We didn’t have to worry. Next Generation did a great job negotiating the sale. They didn’t take sides and were not biased toward either party. Bonita did everything. She worked around our schedule, delivered the abstract, was present during the inspection the buyer had done, and she delivered all the paperwork. Next Generation Realty gave us a great sense of trust.”
They saved over $18,000 by selling their home with Next Generation Realty compared to traditional real estate companies that charge a 7 percent fee based on the sales price of a home. Anna said that if they were to sell another home, they would definitely use Next Generation Realty.