60 Years of Memories
After the death of a parent, our family decided in May that we would put the family home of 60 years on the market. As co-trustees, we called Abby Waddell to help us. A mutual friend recommended Abby because of her reputation for working with families in similar situations. Before we met with Abby, we were fairly sure the family home was a “tear down”. After meeting with Abby, she told us the house was “tired” but had great “bones”. She suggested that it be freshened up to give it a contemporary feel that would appeal to today’s buyers. Her recommendations for what needed to be done “hit the nail on the head”. Once we signed the contract, Abby took charge. We had six weeks to put the house on the market by mid-July. She recommended paint colors, lighting fixtures, new cabinet hardware, landscaping, window covering removal, etc. She had a list of competent trade people she recommended we use for the projects. Before the process could start, the family had to go through 60 years family belongings. Abby had people that would do this for us but we decided it had to be done by family. Abby even had suggestions as to whom to contact for those items that family members did not want. The goal to have the house on the market mid-July was accomplished with Abby’s guidance and tenacity. We closed in October accepting the price that Abby had originally recommended. Working with Abby was a good experience and we highly recommend her to anyone in our situation. Not only was Abby an expert in selling our family home, she was caring and sensitive to the emotion involved in that process.