122 Oak Drive
San Rafael, CA

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BEFORE AND AFTER – the story of 122 Oak Dr.

This home was originally built in 1956 by the Jones family and had never been on the market. The father and mother had recently passed away. We did some test marketing to prospective buyers and contractors “As Is” before we did any prep work. Early offers were generated for $850,000/$900,000.

I suggested to the Jones heirs that if they were to invest some money into some cosmetic changes and staging that they could generate a more substantial return on their investment. They were on board once we identified the cost of the investment and the prospective return.

Our team 1. Painted inside and out 2. Remove the wall from the kitchen to the great room

  1. Painted kitchen cabinets, new appliances and hardware 4. New light fixtures throughout
  2. Refinished hardwood floors 6. Simple relandscaping of the front entry
  3. Staging art and furniture of the house and yard

COST = $50,000 

This cosmetic remodeling and dramatically improving the appeal broadened the audience dramatically. Not just “fixer-upper” buyers – but now first-time buyers and investors could move right in.

SOLD $1,225,000 – All Cash/Closing in one week 

$50,000 invested provided over $300,000 return

Compass Concierge Program

Compass Real Estate is the only real estate firm that offers a concierge program.
Our clients can have staging, landscaping, cosmetic changes such as painting, refinishing hardwood floors,
replacing appliances, windows, remodeling, light fixtures. Whatever we deem and agree is a smart “cost-effective” improvement can be paid upfront by the Compass Concierge and reimbursed at closing. Contact Jeff if you’re interested in presenting your home to get your best return. If your home is already a jewel, we can work with that too.

Jeff Sterley 415-359-4871

Take a LOOK at the B4 & After photos 

We have done the cosmetic changes and staging with over 20 sellers with great success. It can be a small project – perhaps a little painting and staging or a more dramatic remodel. The Concierge program is new and has been very successful.


About the Agent

Jeff Sterley

License #: 00494655

Jeff Sterley

Jeff Sterley brings 30 plus years of Marin County Real Estate experience to successfully assisting buyers and sellers. Jeff’s client-oriented, ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ knowledgeable style has led the way for hundreds of buyers and sellers to achieve their goals.  Jeff feels the keys are:

1) Dealing with each client as if they’re the only client

2) Staying on top of not only the technical and legal knowledge required, but the market knowledge of knowing the inventory and values

3) His proven NO STONE UNTURNED systems:

If you’re looking to buy – Jeff applies not only effective traditional methods, but also the latest technology. As a seller, Jeff will create a dynamic campaign that leaves NO STONE UNTURNED to target the broadest buying audience. And if you are a buyer Jeff knows where the real gems properties are in Marin County.


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