Six Bedroom Braemar Home SOLD, Just in Time for the Holidays

Six Bedroom Braemar Home SOLD, Just in Time for the Holidays

On October 18th, I had the pleasure of listing 12278 Scotts Mill Drive.  Being a six bedroom Zurich model with a covered front porch, fully finished walk out basement on a wooded cul-de-sac lot I knew this would be a home in demand.  When we ran the comparable sales, and determined there wouldn’t be much competition, the seller committed to pre-list preparation to list at $485,000.  We were reaching slightly beyond the top of the market and only market response would tell if the seller would be rewarded.

After nearly two weeks on the market, and about two dozen showings, the market response was the home was priced too high.  So an adjustment to $475,000 was in order.  Within a week of that price change, the seller had two offers.  Negotiations weren’t easy as pie, but the seller got what he wanted (a full price offer) and so did the buyer that seemed to want the house the most ($10,000 in closing cost help.)

After an uneventful appraisal, where I was there at the home to meet the appraiser with the second offer, property survey, floor plan and list of updates to the home, the sales price was confirmed at $475,000.  Yippee!  And there was worry that the house across the street at a recent sales price of $460,000 would skew this appraisal.  I actually used it as a comparable for the appraiser, if you can believe that.  If only sellers in Braemar realized how important was when they hired their listing agents.

This home went to settlement on December 8th at $475,000.   The seller was very happy with his choice of listing agents.  If you asked him what he thought of my performance, I am sure the words “strong negotiator” would be in the mix.

Selling Braemar homes all year round is what I do.  It is my specialty.  And this sale, as well as others happening now, prove the last quarter of the year is a great time to sell.

When you are ready to sell, give me a call and I’ll show you what my market knowledge can mean to your bottom line.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

 

 

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Another Braemar Home Goes Under Contract During the Holidays

Another Braemar Home Goes Under Contract During the Holidays

If an agent ever tries to talk you out of listing your Braemar home during October, November or December because “no one is looking for homes at the end of the year,” put a plug in that conversation and call me.  Do you know what is absolutely GREAT about listing during the end of the year?  Let me tell you.

Buyers are still looking for homes.  Even today, during our first snow storm of the season in Bristow, buyers are out viewing homes.  And these aren’t looky-loos.  These are serious buyers.  There are fewer homes for them to choose from, making it more likely for you to get a better deal selling this time of year.  There is also a definite “Home For The Holidays” thing that happens.  It’s not just on the Hallmark channel.  Nope.  “Home For The Holidays” is a real deal.  It’s powerful and it motivates buyers.

The last of my active Braemar inventory went under contract today, December 9th (2017.)  The home is located at 10119 Orland Stone Drive.  It was originally priced at $417,000, but the sellers recently improved their price to $409,850 when a competitor went under contract before them. The market had seen both homes and chosen the other.  They could wait, but feedback was the home was priced too high.  The other home had things that this one didn’t.  That wasn’t going to change.  The sellers understood and got real on price.  When they did, they got more showings and went under contract just eight days after.

This Ballston model Braemar Courtyard home is scheduled to go under contract on January 5th.  The final terms will be revealed when all the ink is dry on the deal.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar, no matter the season, give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

 

Price Improved to $409,850 on this Braemar Courtyard Home

Price Improved to $409,850 on this Braemar Courtyard Home

The sellers of 10119 Orland Stone Drive, a three bedroom Ballston model with a finished basement, are serious about going under contract before the holidays.  They are expressing their seriousness tonight by improving their list price from $417,000 to $409,850.  That makes them the lowest priced Courtyard home on the market.  In my opinion, they also offer the most home.

The three finished levels have brand new carpeting.  

The HVAC was replaced within the last two years.

The kitchen is light and bright with a bay window, granite counters and loads of cabinet space.

Bedrooms on the upper level are HUGE.  This is also where the laundry room is located.

Main level floor plan allows for a living room to be used as a main level bedroom.

Finished basement has a large recreation area and a full bathroom.  

Take a look at the virtual tour and see what you think.  If you want to see it yourself, give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com