This one went fast!! Down market??After just 16 days on the market we had an accepted offer very close to the original list price! This listing was a dream to market with it's immaculate condition and exhaustive list of updates.
Here are some of the details of this beautiful ranch on a quiet street in Sun Prairie, WI.
List Price: $164,900
Age: 50 yrs
Finished Sq Ft (All above grade): 1150
Lot Size: .17 Acres
Garage: 1 Car Attached
Fuel: Natural Gas
Heating/Air Conditioning: Forced Air, Central Air
Nice open floor plan as you enter into the front door with modern paint, as well as gorgeous hardwood floors.
Nice open kitchen with new counter tops, glass back splash, and tile flooring. Owners also painted cabinetry and installed new hardware which makes for a fresh new look.
Hardwood continues through the bedrooms. Master bedroom has two closets with built in shelving, one is a walk in. Master bath is also newly updated.
Master Bath boasts double vanity sinks, solid surface counters and lots of storage.
Walk in master closet offers lots of space and organization with the built in shelving.
Second bedroom offers the same homey feel with the hardwood floors and modern paint. Plus a view of the large fenced in back yard.
Second bathroom also fully updated with granite tile and Kohler fixtures.
Main floor laundry with front loading washer and dryer offer great convenience along with the dual counter space.
Here is a great shot of the fully fenced in back yard, great for pets and kids.
Other notable updates on this home include 200 amp electrical, new windows, newer roof & furnace, new A/C, new water heater & R50 attic insulation.
So you may be asking, "How were you able to sell this home so quickly?" Well there are a number of factors playing into that equation.
One is laid out above, this house was in great shape and the future owner will have nothing to do for a long time, that's including the mechanicals. This is a huge selling point and a difference maker in todays market.
Another main factor was the sellers were realistic with the market and the asking price. A very common reason homes are on the market for a very long time in todays market is that a high percentage of home owners believe their house is worth more than it is. They over price it, miss out on many buyers who would seriously consider it if it was priced right, it sits on the market for a while and then the listing starts to get stale and worn. Future buyers then wonder if there is something wrong with the home and wonder why it hasn't sold. After presenting these sellers with the market comparables in the area they decided to set the price right. A huge factor in today's market. If you or someone you know needs to sell a home, and I mean NEEDS to, take the advice from professionals that see homes get listed and sold everyday, you'll save yourself a headache.
The other major factor is the presentation. 90+% of home buyers start their search online so it is crucial that home sellers present their house well online. I had my stager go in and work with the sellers to make sure the home was set well for showings as well as the photographer. After the sellers completed the items the stager suggest I sent in my professional photographer to take high resolution photos to ensure each picture captured the true feel of the home. This part is often over looked by home owners and even some agents, but if the pictures don't get the potential buyers attention online, you'll probably miss them. Here is the virtual tour for this property so you can see what others saw online: www.314elm.com.
Well I hope this info helps you see into the process a little more clearly and what it takes to get a home sold quickly in today's market. As always, let me know if you have any questions.