How Long Does It Take a Three Bedroom Braemar Carriage Home to Go Under Contract?

How Long Does It Take a Three Bedroom Braemar Carriage Home to Go Under Contract?

When sellers list their homes they want to know how quickly their home is going to go under contract.  At the time that I met with the seller of 13174 Kirkmichael, three bedroom carriage homes in Braemar were going under contract in thirty-two to thirty-seven days.  One went under contract in as little as four days.

The seller had identified a home he was interested in pursuing, so listing prep was quick.  Time was of the essence to get this done.  The seller did a fantastic job removing items from the home to de-clutter and show the space buyers would be purchasing.  It was also fantastic that the seller was very cooperative with showing requests.

This Norwood model hit the market, priced at $435,000  on June 15th.  The first offer rolled in on June 17th.  However, the seller was not thrilled with it.  It came from a relocating buyer who may not have been familiar with our market and how it favors sellers.  When the seller countered, the buyer walked away.

There is a saying in real estate that your first offer is usually your best offer.  Not in this case.  Four days after hitting the market, another offer appeared, better than the first.  However, that agent and buyer didn’t seem to get why we could not accept an offer with a contingency to sell the buyer’s home.  My seller needed a clean purchase contract.  The listing agent on the home he had identified advised there could not be multiple homes that had to sell to make the final purchase happen.

Showings were still fast and furious, so we waited.  On June 27th, the seller got an offer that beat the previous two.   He was thrilled and accepted the offer that night.

How long it takes to get an offer on a three bedroom carriage home in Braemar may be different than how long it takes to go under contract.  In the case of 13174 Kirkmichael Terrace, it was only two days before the first offer arrived, but thirteen days before the RIGHT offer came in and became an accepted contract.  The more specific your needs in an offer, the longer it may take.  However, even in this case, this listing beat the average and median marketing time for Braemar three bedroom carriage homes.

When you are ready to sell your Braemar home, give me a call for the best results.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster Real Estate



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