Another Braemar Carriage Home Goes Under Contract
On August 3rd, I listed another Parkdale model in our neighborhood, located at 9458 Cromarty Court. The starting list price was optimistic at $415,000. It reflected the upper end of the market. Unfortunately, the local Bristow market took its usual nap in August, and these sellers wanted to get their home under contract so that they could go get an offer accepted on their next house. Sellers typically don’t care for home sale contingencies.
On August 10th, the list price was lowered to $399,000. And wouldn’t you know, the week when my Sellers went on vacation, we got an offer. Unfortunately, the buyers with that first offer didn’t want to wait until my clients got back for an answer, so my Sellers made a counter. The buyers walked, only to realize that the market doesn’t react well to full closing cost assistance from a buyer paying 20% down on a home close to $400,000.
Rumor has it they found another home with a similar deal to what my Sellers offered.
On August 28th, another offer came in. It was lower than the first offer, but it was an offer. This Buyer had been told what the Seller’s “must have” number was two weeks previously, but paid no mind in writing the offer. So my Sellers made the same counter as they had to the first offer, to this second buyer. Without hesitation, the deal was made.
Final sales price will be released when the sale is done. It is currently slotted to close October 30th. Stay tuned for that. And if you’ve been thinking of selling your Braemar home, give me a call and let’s get started. No One Knows Braemar Better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA