One More Braemar Townhouse SOLD!!

One More Braemar Townhouse SOLD!!

9702 Bedder Stone Drive in Bristow sold for $278,000 on August 22, 2014.Did you know that Saybrooke is part of Braemar?  While it is called Saybrooke, it pays full dues to Braemar for the use of the recreational amenities.  So townhouses in the Villages at Saybrooke, are part of Braemar…including this garage townhouse at 9702 Bedder Stone Place which hit the market with just a few hours left in the day on July 20th (2014.)  Just three days later, it had two offers.  

Sitting down with the Sellers on Wednesday, July 23rd, we discussed the pros and cons of both offers.  The Sellers contemplated, like most do, if it would be worth letting the home sit on the market through the upcoming weekend to see if more offers would come in.  Maybe higher offers.  That’s a dangerous game to play.  Both offers on the table offered exactly the same net to the Sellers.  To a real estate agent, that is the market speaking loud and clear about what it believes this townhouse is worth.  

So I asked the Sellers, what would an offer that beat the two they had have?  They answered and I suggested they counter one of the offers with those terms.  And that is what they did.  The Buyer accepted a higher sales price than had been proposed in their offer.  The Buyer also accepted the counter of closing one week earlier than requested in their offer. 

Kitchen-- 9702 Bedder StoneThis Braemar townhouse sold on August 22nd (2014) for $278.000.  The closing cost assistance was $4,200.

There is never any harm in countering a buyer’s offer on your home.  There is danger is waiting for something higher that may or may not come.

The fall market means fewer competitors and a better chance at getting a higher price.  If you would like to see what your Braemar home may be worth, call me a for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better! 

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

2013 Top Producing Agent & 2013 Top Selling Agent, Long & Foster REALTORS® Gainesville, VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.NVARealEstate.net

 

Another Braemar Townhouse SOLD!

Another Braemar Townhouse SOLD!

13042 Shenvale Circle sold on August 18, 2014 for $305.000Do you remember the show Name That Tune?  It was my Mom’s favorite show.  Contestants would bid on how many notes it would take them to name a song.  Well, this listing at 13042 Shenvale Circle certainly had that feel.  I took the listing, believing that I could sell it in thirty days. Normally, my listing agreements are six months long, but I made an exception for this one.  The Seller had a reasonable idea of value and the townhouse itself had several things going for it.  It was one of the largest in Braemar, was an end unit, had a one car garage and had a view.  It sat atop a ridge overlooking Dunbarton and communities beyond, with a view of Bull Run Mountain.  It’s not often you get a townhouse with a location like that.

The listing was set to start July 1st at $310,000.  The only problem was, the tenants who were supposed to have been out on July 1st were holding over eleven days.  The first round of photos, when the townhouse was tenant occupied, definitely made me cringe. Tenants have no vested interest in how a home shows?  Clutter and mess come with the territory.  So I took the photos I could and came back when the home was vacant on July 11th for more.  Little did I know I’d have some cleaning to do to get the home in the best shape possible for the pictures.

The new pictures and availability for agents to bring their buyers through anytime helped greatly.  On July 20th, View from Deck, 13042 Shenvalemy Seller got an offer, and one the following day as well.  He came to terms with the first offer and it went under contract, pending a home inspection and appraisal, which went fine.

On August 18th, this Braemar townhouse sold for $305,000.  The Seller gave $9,150 in closing cost assistance and purchased a home warranty, at the request of the Buyer.  

While this price may seem low if you are following the garage townhouse values in Braemar, for the condition, the price was right on.  The home needed new carpet and paint throughout.  Had those been done prior to listing, we would probably be talking about a $325,000 sale.

Want to know what your Braemar townhouse is worth?  Give me a call for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better! 

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

2013 Top Producing Agent & 2013 Top Selling Agent, Long & Foster REALTORS® Gainesville, VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.NVARealEstate.net