Under Contract Before I Could Tell You It Had Just Listed

Under Contract Before I Could Tell You It Had Just Listed

On November 6th (2019) I activated the MLS listing for 13236 Daldownie Court When I met the sellers of this Norwood model Braemar Carriage home I could not have been more excited.  First of all, I love selling homes during our year end market.  Often times sellers don’t believe exactly how strong the year end market can be.  As I have stated over and over again, home buying is an emotional process and being “home for the holidays” is most certainly a real thing.  Secondly,the curb appeal of the Carriage homes on Iona Sound Drive pulled me into buying in Braemar.  It is a vivid memory, my husband and I driving around the neighborhood, looking at holiday lights and just falling in love with the neighborhood.  Braemar Carriage homes could not be more charming if they tried, but add a dusting of snow and some holiday lights and they look like model homes you would see under a Christmas tree.

As a Norwood model priced at $429,000, this home was sure to get attention right out of the gate.  Taking a quick look at the surrounding Bristow market and what was available in a single family home with three bedrooms for this price, well, the closest competition was a one car garage home in Kingsbrooke.  With the detached two car garage and three parking space wide driveway, this home already had a leg up on that home.

Of course, it had the three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms on the upper level, one each making up the master suite.  And it had finished recreation space in the basement.  While it didn’t have fancy finishes in the kitchen, it did have a main level mud room, which I wish I saw more often in Norwood models.  I also boasted a cul-de-sac lot backing to a berm with an attractive tree line.  Stand on the deck, complete with a retractable awning, overlooking a white picket fenced yard and it was hard to imagine a scenario where this home didn’t get someone’s attention.

Out of the barrage of showings the first day, we received an offer.  While reviewing that offer on the 7th, there was a showing happening that resulted in yet another offer on the 8th!  Multiple offers in November?  Yes!  There are buyers out there right now looking for homes like this three bedroom Carriage home.

In only two days and this home was under contract.  It will closing in December, so stay tuned for final details.  In the meantime, if you or someone you know has been considering the sale of their Braemar Carriage home, give me a call and learn the strength of professional marketing coupled with our year end market.  There is still time to hit the “home for the holidays” mindset.

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster Real Estate

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

www.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

 

Coming Soon: Four Bedroom Parkdale Carriage in Braemar for $439,000

Coming Soon: Four Bedroom Parkdale Carriage in Braemar for $439,000

If you are in the market for a moderately sized Braemar single family home as of today, February 18th, you have virtually no options today.  There are three single family homes listed at the moment.  Two are are priced above $500,000, one with four bedrooms, the other with six.  The more affordable one at just under $370,000, but only has three bedrooms.  What’s a Braemar buyer looking for a four bedroom single family home  under $450,000 to do?  You need to come call me about 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway, coming soon at $439,000.  I listed this home several years ago when the current owners bought it.  I can tell you, it’s in much better shape now with a remodeled kitchen, deck and new roof.

This property is a Carriage home.  That means it has a detached two car garage.  And being a Parkdale model, it is one of the most desired floor plans in Braemar. You’re about to find out why.

When you enter the front door of this home, you can see the formal living room, dining room and family room beyond.  The formal living and dining rooms flank the foyer entry. This gives them separation from the openness of the rest of main level.

The dining room connects to the kitchen by way of the butler’s pantry, which sits across from the main level laundry room.

Once you step into the kitchen, you immediately appreciate the open floor plan.  Enjoy cooking a meal without being cut off from the action in the family room.  And while entertaining, there is plenty of space between the breakfast nook and large granite island for guest to gather.

The family room is the perfect size for a large sectional sofa, without feeling cramped.  The wall of windows, including transoms, gives plenty of light. And in the colder months, enjoy the gas fireplace.  And the main level powder room is located between the family room and living room.

Upstairs you find an expansive master suite with sitting area and attached full bathroom.  There’s also a large walk-in closet.

The remaining three bedrooms are larger than the average Braemar townhouse secondary bedrooms.  The have hall access to the second full bathroom.

There is an unfinished basement that allows you to create your perfect recreation space.  There is a rough in for a full bathroom and framing for a den.

Outside enjoy a fenced yard and wood deck.  Best of all, you will love the corner lot.  What it allows is a short driveway to the two car garage, perpendicular to the home.   This also makes the back yard easier to fence, not that you have to bother with that here.  The fence is already in.  Other carriage homes either have shared alley access to the garage or a long driveway along the side of the home.  Less to shovel in the winter.

Because this home is not listed as coming soon in the MLS, it can be shown.  If you want to tour it, give me a call.  Or if you have an agent, have them call me.  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

 

Another Yardley in Braemar SOLD!!

Another Yardley in Braemar SOLD!!!

In my career as a Braemar Listing Agent, which began in 2005, I have listed and sold nine Yardley models.  That’s more homes than have sold so far in 2018 in Braemar.  And in case you are curious, as of right now there have been seven Braemar homes sold in 2018.  I’m happy to say I’m responsible for two of those sales.  Let me tell about 12366 Fife Ness Court, which sold today–January 31, 2018.

In the middle of September I was contacted by the owners who were looking for the right agent to sell their home.  There was a lot of trepidation on their part about timing.  Everyone always talks about the spring market.  No one talks about the year end market.  And that’s exactly the market they were going to be facing to list if they wanted to dove tail the sale of their Yardley before purchasing their new construction home, due to be complete in January.  It was my pleasure to put their minds at ease.

The year end market is a fantastic time to list.  We took a look at average days on market and made a plan to list in November.  The home hit the market on November 9th, priced at $489,000.  I knew this home was going to be eaten up by the market.  After all, I also had 12278 Scotts Mill Drive on the market around that time.  And having more than one buyer ready and willing to buy that one, it was great to be able to tell those agents that they could bring their buyers to 12366 Fife Ness Court. That’s an advantage of hiring a top agent in Braemar.  If you have a listing coming up, you can let buyer’s agents looking in that price range know.

After only eleven days on the market, this home was under contract.  The sellers were very pleased to see just how many buyers were out at the end of the year.  They were even more excited that the buyers that wrote on their home were willing to settle in late January.

This meticulously maintained four bedroom home went sold on January 31st (2018) for $485,000.  

When you are ready to sell your Braemar home, hiring a top Braemar listing agent is key to getting your home sold for the most money.  Call me and let me show you why 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