It’s so much more than the sale.
In the 22 years that Darlene Mahnke has been in real estate, she worked with many seniors and their families. Darlene has conducted free workshops to help educate seniors. She has learned that there’s more to serving clients than just listing and selling their home. The testimonials she has received tell their stories best…

"Darlene was the best choice for us. My elderly mother needed to sell her house and both of her sons lived in the Southeast. Darlene went above and beyond to communicate with us each step of the way. She also built a friendly relationship with my mother and reassured her throughout the process. She was professional in her marketing and personal in her approach. I am glad we listed the property with her." ~Dr. Ron Shade

"Thank you for helping us sell our home quickly after 32 years and referring us through your referral network program. We love Florida! We would refer you anytime." ~David and Carol Jones

"Darlene was the perfect agent to help us sell my mother’s home. She determined our needs, presented a professional marketing plan and priced our property right. We received offers within two days of listing. Darlene kept in touch with us throughout the time from offer to close. Depend on Darlene for quick professional results that meet your needs. Thanks for your professional and personal service, Darlene." ~Dawn Ericksen/Isabelle Ahrweiler

Are you puzzled about moving?
As a Senior Real Estate Specialist and Advisor I do so much more than just help families sell their home. I work at being your one-stop shop for the entire home selling process. From downsizing, to helping put you in touch with service providers, marketing and selling your home, packing and moving, I am resource you can count on!

• FREE MARKET ESTIMATE to determine the value of your home in today’s market.

• DEVELOPMENT OF A “GAME PLAN“or time-line to make the process of selling and moving easy & smart.

• INSPECTION OF THE HOME and recommendation regarding which improvements make sense for resale.

• FREE CONSULTATION or senior discounts from trusted, experienced professionals like those that are listed below.

Selling your home doesn’t have to be a burden: I can help! Let me and my office staff take the worry and stress off your shoulders and put the pieces together for you. Experienced resources include:
• Contractors • Financial Planners • Packers • Cleaners • Interior Designers • Movers • Downsizers

The Step-By-Step Process to Selling Your Home with Darlene Mahnke and Re/Max Action
I will come out to your home to give you a free market estimate. This will tell you what your home is worth in today’s market. During the inspection I will look at the mechanicals, roof, basement and make any recommendation as to possible structural issues that should be repaired prior to placing your home on the market.

We can not only provide you with a list of trusted contractors, but we can arrange for them to do the work if you prefer. This could include people such as the stager, mover, basement inspector, basement contractor, roofer, electrician, etc.

You will decide how you want to present your property on the market as to determine the final sales price. As an example, selling ‘as is’ with cosmetic updating needed will bring a lower price than a home that is move-in ready with cosmetics appealing to today’s millennial buyer. If ‘as is’ we recommend taking care of any structural issues. However, we have cash buyers who will purchase in any condition and close quickly. That type of sale will attract a price at the bottom of the range.

Once the property is ready to go on the market, I will then take pictures and create a Visual Tour which will be linked to our Multiple Listing Service, as well as the most widely viewed websites such as Zillow, Trulia, and of course our website; and

SHOWINGS No one will show up unannounced and will need a confirmation. We verify and keep a record of all agent identification and times shown. If you have email, you will receive a confirmation via your email as well when a showing is confirmed. Also, once I have received a showing report from the broker who showed your home and we have “read” that report, it will automatically be sent to your email as well. If you do not have email or prefer a phone call, I will call you on Wednesdays with the showing reports that we’ve received so that we can discuss them. If I see a pattern in them, we will discuss that as well.

RECEIVE AN OFFER Once an offer comes in I will negotiate on your behalf. If you have a family member, friend, attorney you want involved please let me know and I will be happy to be sure they are included when we present the offer. With today’s technology we can present the offer electronically or over the phone if you or your trusted advisors are not in town. Rest assured that those you want involved in this very important decision will be kept apprised at all times.