Relocating Buyer Chooses Braemar to Purchase a Single Family Home
In early June, I had the pleasure of meeting a relocating couple from Connecticut. With a couple kids, they were nervous about finding the right place to call home and not have an unreasonable commute to the job that brought them to the suburbs of D.C. With only eight houses to show them the day our house hunt began, the choice came down to a single family home in Bridlewood or a single family home in Braemar.
The Bridlewood home was older, smaller and had one less full bathroom upstairs. The Braemar home offered a lot more space, the third full bathroom upstairs and Corian counters instead of granite. The list price difference was $10K…Braemar being the higher. Well, being a Top Braemar Listing Agent, I knew the current price trend for Waverly models in Braemar. For whatever reason, while the Bridlewood home was drawing a throng of buyers, this new Braemar listing on Noltland Castle was not drawing as big a crowd. Probably the lack of granite counters. And I’m being serious. Buyers can be that petty.
My buyer and his wife thought about it over night. The next day, he and his wife came to the office and we made an offer on the Braemar home. What cinched the deal was showing them the amenities that Braemar has to offer. Bridlewood didn’t stand a chance after that.
Today, July 19th (2019,) my buyer closed his deal on this Waverly model for $520,000, five thousand under list price. Since he wasn’t asking for closing help, it made the $520,000 net competitive.. Meanwhile the Bridlewood home sold for only $3,000 less than what my buyer paid. That Bridlewood home is still smaller, older and one less full bathroom. My buyer made a fantastic choice and is so excited to move his family into their new home.
If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell in Braemar, give me a call. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!
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Long & Foster Real Estate