Five Bedroom Braemar Home: Under Contract in Two Days!
The time between when a seller signs a listing agreement with me to sell their Braemar home and when their home hits the market can be as short as forty-eight hours, or as long as two to three months. It all depends on when the seller is ready for buyers to tour their property. It is stressed to my sellers that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And the sellers that get the best results really take that sentiment to heart. No amount of marketing on my end can get super fast results, or high contract prices, on a home that shows poorly in comparison to other listings.
On February 11th, I met with the seller of 9713 Lennice Way and in a whirlwind, we completed a listing agreement and I gave the seller my listing preparation notes. Even though the seller was anxious to get the home on the market, it was not going to be at the expense of getting a great deal. That meant doing the work to get the home ready. Contractors came in to paint and carpet, seal the driveway, power wash the deck, and the tasks of decluttering and staging were the grand finale.
While my sellers are in the process of getting their Braemar homes ready for market, I often receive calls from area agents inquiring what I might have coming up on the market that would work for their buyers. This was one of those homes that not only got that call, but got an offer from a buyer previewing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to impress the seller. So on the market it went, five days later, on March 18th at it’s list price of $580,000.
The very first showing resulted in a much higher offer. And after one day of negotiations, this five bedroom beauty in Braemar was under contract. After all, it only takes one buyer to make a deal with a seller.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA