Canterbury in Braemar: Under Contract Before it Hit the MLS
Just when you think winter has had its last say, and spring is on the way, another load of snow dumps from the sky. And I suppose there are some Braemar sellers that are waiting for the sure fire signs of springs, like green grass, budding trees, birds chirping and flowers blooming before they put their homes on the market. I can tell you this much, Braemar buyers aren’t waiting.
The Sellers of this Canterbury model were set to hit the market on March 1st at $525,000. The thought being that their home would show one of its finest features best when there wasn’t any snow on the deck and it wasn’t too cold to stand in the back yard. Having a Brazilian Ipe hardwood deck and patio covered up by snow and ice is definitely not ideal. But word has a way of circulating between agents about what listings they have coming up. And that was the case with this one. A Buyer’s Agent heard about it, asked when it was hitting the market, then asked politely for a sneak peak the week before that MLS list date.
The Sellers accommodated the sneak peak with pleasure. And the next day they had an offer in hand. I can’t tell you the details. What I can tell you is that the home was set to list for $525,000 and the offer was one that they felt was worth accepting prior to opening themselves up to the MLS.
You might think that a For Sale By Owner would have been able to pull the same quick sale. Not so. What made this sneak peak a possibility was agents networking. For Sale By Owners are not plugged in to the agents that work this market full-time. Only other agents are. And when you do this job full-time, it’s bound to become more than a job and more like a lifestyle.
Just so you know what lists at $525,000 in Braemar, this is a Canterbury with two finished levels and an unfinished walk up basement. It has hardwoods throughout the main level, excluding the laundry and mud room. It has an extra long garage and the family room extension. Kitchen upgrades include Corian counters, maple cabinets and a Butler’s Pantry with a wine rack, wine glass rails and hands free swinging door to formal dining room. There is also a luxury master bathroom upstairs, adorned in ceramic tile. The third bedroom has its very own attached full bathroom. Another bedroom has private access to the second full bathroom and its own sink. The fourth bedroom has hallway access to the second full bathroom. The back of the home where the family room, kitchen, study and deck were located have a southern exposure for all day sun.
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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®