The Real Estate Gals did and paid for a lot of things that I didn’t think were real estate agents’ normal mode of procedure. Johnine had the windows washed, she paid for the inspection so that the potential buyer wouldn’t have to do that. She paid for the plumbing inspection and the house inspection, and she arranged for all of those things to be done with no effort on my part. And she organized the staging. Johnine has a lot of connections, and those connections have come in handy more than once.
We also had a couch that was ugly, and it was so heavy that we couldn’t get it out of the door by ourselves. But Scott came with a friend, and they moved it into his truck and took it to the dump, and it was gone.
The biggest thing was that we had two major maintenance issues that all of a sudden needed to be repaired. One was electrical, and one was drainage. But fortunately, (1) Johnine knew the right people, and (2) she could pull strings to get it done in five days. In one case, she said it would probably cost about $2,000, but it ended up costing less than that, and the contractor even had to do more work than we originally thought he would. Those problems got solved quickly, and that a big relief for me.
And also, encouragement. Johnine would come over and say, “You’re doing a great job,” or “This is good.” She was really encouraging, and I appreciated that.