Santa Brought This Dunbarton Home a Contract!
On October 15th (2015,) I listed this Patuxent model in Dunbarton at 13243 Ormond Drive. As the second listing agent, the listing came to me with 125 accumulated days on the market. Thankfully, the Sellers understood that their list price needed adjusting after our initial discussion. While they had been listed at $369,900 with their previous listing agent, we landed on $358,000 as a reasonable asking price.
One thing I uncovered during our comparable market analysis was the average marketing time for a similiar sized home in Dunbarton, at the time, was 46 days. That gave the Sellers and I a reasonable expectation of when we could expect an offer, if we were priced right.
The market did slow down a bit, as discussion of government shutdown came and went. Meanwhile, always with a mind toward marketing, I did some preliminary staging and updated it as the listing lingered on the market.
On December 16th, after 62 days on the market, we got an offer! It was a little longer than the average, but half the time of the previously unsuccessful attempt to sell. Two days later, we were officially under contract. You’ll have to stay tuned for the final details.
Buyers don’t stop house hunting over the holidays. In fact, traffic has picked up in Bristow as the year end holidays get closer. If you are talking to an agent who writes off anything but the spring and summer selling season, you might want to talk with an agent that KNOWS the market is active year round in Bristow.
When you are ready to sell your Braemar or Dunbarton home, give me a call. No One Knows Braemar Better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA