5 Little Trees

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc 10307

30 years ago I sold a wonderful 10 acres with mountain views, privacy and a great building site for a new home.   My buyers have lived there since 1995.  They build a home that they loved, was easy to heat and cool...had very little required maintenance.  This was their forever home, till 2015.  In 2015 their children started talking to them about moving closer...2 hours was too far away when something happened.  They needed to sell and move closer.  They needed to sell their forever home.

They were the perfect sellers: inspected the home before putting it on the market, appraised the home to be sure we were pricing it in the right range, open to open houses, realtor caravans, the house was always clean and easy to show.  No problem, but after 6 months we had not had an offer.

The one thing that sold them on the property was not visible anymore.  The trees had grown up and filled in the view to the point there was no view. Everytime we had talked I reminded them of the view.  At 6 months we agreed to remove 5 little trees to open a 3-degree view of what the mountain view could be.

The next customer, bought.  They could see that there could be a view.  They could see the privacy, the quality of the house and green house.  They could see this being their forever home!!

We close on Friday.  My one take away from this is the ask:  Why did you buy this place? if the view is missing the house is not going to sell.


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Gwen Fowler-Brown

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes.


Contact me about property in Oconee County, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Salem, Mountain Rest, Richland, Sunset and Six Mile, SC.  2nd homes are our expertise. 

The best number to reach me at is 1-800-248-8950.

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Carol vonRabenstein
Saint Augustine, FL

Great point - we deal with the ocean view here in St. Augustine, and landscaping plays a big role when buying & selling.

Dec 12, 2016 12:29 PM #1
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Great story!  My broker has several clients in their forever home 20+ years.  It's a great feeling to connect people with their dream home.  Views do sell homes.  It was a great call to remove those couple trees to show the possible view and give buyers the option to weigh between the view and privacy.  A small expense that probably saved them considerable money.

Dec 12, 2016 02:54 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Buyers reasons for doing whatever do not make sense many times.

Dec 12, 2016 02:58 PM #3
David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Interest history with this house, thanks for sharing.

Dec 12, 2016 03:07 PM #4
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Isn't it funny, Gwen Fowler- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- how the issues can be solved by the littlest changes that sellers are blind to? Congrats!

Dec 12, 2016 03:20 PM #5
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gwen Fowler- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- - sometimes small things make a big difference, isn't it? Great story.

Dec 12, 2016 03:44 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gwen. What a story. The land and the view always matter.

Dec 13, 2016 05:41 AM #7
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Sounds like a great listing!  Best wishes for a quick sale!

Dec 13, 2016 02:56 PM #8
Gwen Fowler-864-916-2019 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Great listing and great sellers.  Closing on Friday!!  

Dec 14, 2016 11:58 AM #9
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