Another Braemar Carriage Home SOLD!
If you asked me what the most difficult month to sell a Bristow home would be, I would tell you August. Congress takes the month off and all the government workers in
our area follow suit on go on vacation. I once heard a fellow agent describe August perfectly as, “You know the real estate market will be slow when all you see on Facebook is pictures people are posting from the beach.” It’s true. While it might take two weeks in early spring to get under contract, it will take double or triple the time in August. It’s not impossible to sell in August. It just takes longer. And a good Listing Agent doesn’t back down from a listing no matter the time of year.
This Parkdale model home, located at 9458 Cromarty Court, hit the market on August 3rd (2015.) Its original list price was $415,000. However, after just one week on the market, the feedback was in. Buyers were not seeing the value when other Braemar Carriage homes were priced more aggressively. So my Sellers made the choice to lower the price to $399,000. They had identified their next home and didn’t want to let it slip away.
After twenty five days on the market, and two offers, my Sellers went under contract. Thankfully, they had a buyer willing to give them a two month closing time frame. That gave them time to go out, get under contract on their home of choice and not feel rushed if they couldn’t make a deal with their first choice.
Looking to sell your Braemar home? Give me a call for a free market analysis. No matter what month you want, or need to sell, I will get it done. No One Knows Braemar Better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA