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3529 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
3529 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
3529 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Cheney & Co. Secures the Listing

  • Toured the home with seller for recommendations to prepare the home for market.
  • Recommended decluttering, minor repairs, landscaping, and securing temporary accommodations during weekend open houses and showings.
  • Hosted a Washington Fine Properties Pricing Tour.
  • Recommended an initial offering price of $1,299,000 to drive market demand.
  • Created Marketing Assets:
    • Matt Cheney Presents video, professional photography, architectual floorplans
  • Developed Collateral Materials:
    • Brochure and direct mail
  • Promoted through Media Channels:
    • Social media, email, website, print and digital advertising
  • Held Two Open Houses:
    • Set offer deadline
Received six (6) offers with escalation clauses in 3 days and sold
21% above the asking price.
SOLD for $1,573,000
Success Stories
167 Yarnick Road, Great Falls VA 22066
167 Yarnick Road, Great Falls VA 22066
167 Yarnick Road, Great Falls, VA 22066

Previously Listed by Two Seperate Agents

  • First for 211 days
  • Second for 154 days
Received no offers

Cheney & Co. Takes Over the Listing

  • Hosted Washington Fine Properties Pricing Tour
  • Prepared Home for Market:
    • Recommended decluttering and opening of the pool
  • Created Marketing Assets:
    • Matt Cheney Presents video, professional photography, architectual floorplans
  • Developed Collateral Materials:
    • Brochure and direct mail
  • Promoted through Media Channels:
    • Social media, email, website, print and digital advertising
Tripled the number of showings and sold in 139 days
SOLD for $2,185,000
821 N Wakefield Street, Arlington VA 22203
821 N Wakefield Street, Arlington VA 22203
821 N Wakefield Street, Arlington, VA 22203

Previous Agent Listing

  • Listed for 35 days at $1,275,000
Received one offer at $50,000 below asking price

Cheney & Co. Takes Over the Listing

  • Hosted Washington Fine Properties Pricing Tour
  • Reduced Listing Price by $6,000 to $1,269,000
  • Prepared Home for Market:
    • Recommended deep cleaning, professional staging, removing window screens
  • Created Marketing Assets:
    • Matt Cheney Presents video, professional photography, architectual floorplans
  • Developed Collateral Materials:
    • Brochure and direct mail
  • Promoted through Media Channels:
    • Social media, email, website, print and digital advertising
Received offer in 2 days at $5,000 above original list price
SOLD for $1,280,000

Home Preparation

Increasing your odds for a well-priced and timely offer by preparing your home for sale by following our list of recommendations.

Our must-do list

  • Make obvious repairs and disclose
  • Fresh paint, especially over repairs
  • Fresh landscaping
  • Wash windows, remove and store screens, replace fogged and broken windows
  • Declutter and remove all excessive furniture and belongings

Helpful documents for disclosure

  • Seller Improvements list and dates
  • Property Survey
  • Bylaws for HOA, Condo and Co-Op properties

Smart things to do

  • Staging
  • Neutralize paint, fabric, curtains, carpet colors
  • Clean carpets
  • Refinish/buff floors
  • Exchange out old appliances for new ones
  • Install new kitchen counters
  • Clean out garage, attic, and storage areas
  • Clean/open-up pool
  • Remove curtains

A touch of class

  • Fresh flowers the days of showings and open houses
Matt Cheney, Realtor®
Vice President, Compass
C: 202.465.0707
matt(dotted)cheney(at)compass(dotted)com

30%

Removing window screens
can increase sunlight
in the home up to 30%

10%

Staging can increase
the value of the home
up to 10%

Get In Touch

With Matt Cheney
matt(dotted)cheney(at)compass(dotted)com202.465.0707DC BR600869
MD 582148
VA 0225101950