Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2022 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2022 (Courtyard Series)

Gorgeous sunny fall days are here. It was a pleasure to help host our Long & Foster Grand Reopening in Gainesville yesterday. Today I am taking it easy and bringing you this latest Braemar Property Value Report for Courtyard homes in our neighborhood. If you are not familiar with what constitutes a Braemar Courtyard home, they are located on Orland Stone, Pentland Hills and Playfair.  Five detached homes share a courtyard driveway and have a strip of yard separating them from each other.  I often refer to them as city homes or executive style homes, as they require the most minimal lawn maintenance and have very contemporary floor plans named the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon.  What they lack in lawn, they more than make up for in generous bedroom sizes. This particular report looks back to the last two months of summer.

During the months of July and August there was only one Braemar Courtyard home that sold. Details of that sale are listed below.

Fourteen days on the market seems like an eternity after seeing homes barely make it to three or four days on the market in the months and years before. It is also not what we are used to seeing when you notice the sold price is five thousand below its list price. Finally, three-hundred dollars in seller subsidy (closing cost help) is not something we are used to seeing. We have seen mostly zeros in that column for a long time now. Is the market changing? The only way to truly quantify that is to take this sale along with all the Braemar Courtyard home sales dating back to September 2021 and pull out fresh six and twelve month data points.

Starting with the sold price column, both the six month average and six month median sold prices are still higher than their respective twelve month values. This indicates we are still experiencing a seller favored market. It may not be with the same frenzy that buyers are acting, but there are certainly not enough homes to meet buyer demand.

Seller subsidy shows low numbers in both average values. The more important note is that the six and twelve month median values are still at zero. That means more than half of sellers in both time frames gave no closing cost help. If your home is properly priced, well prepared and professionally marketed, it does create buyer enthusiasm. That’s what can makes buyers want to act quickly and decisively to make a deal. This is how you avoid superfluous seller subsidy requests and buyers chopping your price in the offers they write.

Days on market shows not a lot of change since last report. Both six month values are still faster than their respective twelve month values. While buyers have been a little slower to act, there are still ways to entice them to act quickly. It all comes down to what you have to offer and how it is being presented.

If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a week or two. You could also expect to give very little, if anything in seller subsidy if your home is one buyers don’t want to lose. It always comes down to proper pricing, being well prepared in terms of condition and professionally marketed.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in November. Until then, it is never too early to have a chat about what listing preparation you might have in store to create buyer enthusiasm. Getting Braemar sellers the top of the market is one of my favorite accomplishments in my career as Top Producing Bristow Real Estate Agent. Get in touch for your complementary consultation. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate


1 thought on “Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2022 (Courtyard Series)

  1. Pingback: Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2022 (Courtyard Series) | Selling Braemar

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