15 offers and still not sold

Real Estate Agent with edwards builders and realty, inc.

Vintage FarmHouse...and the Sellers really do want to sell.  Alot of interest from Buyers.  But...

It's the most adorable 'Story Book Farm', I call it , with a restored 1930's vintage farmhouse and a root cellar (I'll bet some of you don't know what that is), and a never used 24 x 35 pole barn on unrestricted property, 2 miles from our local pristine lake. It has a total  of 13/acres ($370,000.) but it also has a 1.51/acre portion that has the above dwellings on it that can be bought separately.($189,000.)  Very reasonably priced.  At an elevation of 3800' here in the W. Car. Mtns.

Now, that I have sounded like a Realtor that is just advertising, it has had 15 offers.  13 of the 15 have wanted to lease with the option to buy, which the Sellers will not do.  Two have wanted the Sellers to owner-finance most of the listed price and the Sellers attorney has advised against that .  Also , and the last and most recent offer has been for the total acreage, including the above, at a price that the Sellers themselves bought it for three years prior.  So that didn't fly either.  Poor Sellers and poor me. (Boo Hoo) I have at least $8,000. in advertising and this adorable little place, just sits, wanting to be loved.  The farmhouse has a wonderful history of the mom raising alot of children and teaching them to work, as the father had been killed in the war.  No sympathy was needed.  The mom just drew on her boot straps and did what had to be done...provide for her family.  Everyone knew of this family.   They just worked, stuck together and made ends meet, however they could. Still has the garden area.  A sweet history where the horse and wagons pulled up near the home for its stops, not often but the road passed by...and still does, as this little adorable place, just sits, like me and you, needing to be loved and cherished and cared for. 

It is the type of place that you want to just sip some tea on a swing that should be on the porch and visit while the sun sets.  It's the type of place that young marrieds would love or the old timers that remember well, cherish.  The golfers and the country club types, want elsewhere.

What's an agent to do?


June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Debra, that looks like a lovely home and reasonable priced.  Have you tried posting it on some of the farms for sale sites online?  I wish you luck.

Oct 13, 2009 07:36 AM
Debra V. Edwards
edwards builders and realty, inc. - Cashiers, NC
Realtor/Builder, Cashiers, NC., Highlands, NC., Glenville

Thanks's not really a 'working farm'.. that's why I call it a 'StoryBook Farm'....just for enjoyment, not really wanting to work...after hour type farm.  Sweet, place....if I didn't own so many properties myself, I'd buy it....just can't. debra

Oct 13, 2009 07:41 AM
Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty - Danbury, CT
Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523

What a lovely home & seems like a great price.

Oct 13, 2009 08:01 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is a sign of the times.  I have a 62 acre parcel with an old hip roof barn in great shape.  Price is not a factor, but the buyers want seller financing.  The sellers will consider it,  but not fo 3-5% down.  So it goes!

Oct 13, 2009 09:08 AM
Kate Wheeler
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor - Murphy, NC
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale

I'd say with all those offers it's just a matter of time before someone comes along and all the pieces fall into place.  You're certainly doing a good job of getting the word out

Oct 20, 2009 10:06 AM