Another Morris Farm Carriage Home Goes Under Contract!

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Another Morris Farm Carriage Home Goes Under Contract!

On April 5th (2017) I had the privilege of listing 14347 Broadwinged Drive.  Being a Parkdale model carriage home with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a fully finished walk-up basement and Call Chris Ann Cleland at 703-402-0037 when you are ready to sell your Morris Farm home.having upgraded finishes throughout, I expected this home to go quickly.  

When the seller and I discussed list price in March, we landed on $448,000.  There wasn't much on the market and there were tons of buyers looking for homes.  In fact, I had just sold two Parkdales that were older and not as upgraded for $425,000 and $430,000.   The market, however, was going through some sort of shift.   More homes in the Morris Farm community started popping up for sale and after a month with lots of traffic, but no offers, the seller lowered their price to $439,000.  STILL, buyers were reluctant to act.  It was truly odd.  They loved the home.  They saw the comps, yet were hesitant to act and make an offer.

Two buyers that saw the home during an Open House on April 30th, were still tire kicking three weeks later.  That's when an agent driving by to see other homes with his buyers, stopped and knocked on the door and asked if the home was available and if he could show his buyers.  Thankfully, my sellers are flexible.  They sent the agent and his clients to the community common area for fifteen minutes so they had time to pack up their stuff and leave.  

The next day, while the two formerly interested buyers were still kicking around whether or not they wanted to make an offer, this drive by showing turned into an offer.  After very minor negotiations, my sellers were delighted to be officially under contract on May 22nd.

When the other buyers that were tire kicking take another ride through the neighborhood, they will be sorry to see our TOO LATE message on top of the yard sign.  That will teach them--when you find a home you want, make an offer.

If you are wondering what your Morris Farm home is worth, give me a call at 703-402-0037 for a free market analysis.  With two homes under contract in the neighborhood, I know what is moving fast and what is taking a little longer.  





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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Chris, 

Congratulations on another Morris Farm Carriage home pending sale.  I love the character of these homes. I am sure everything will go smoothly to close. 

May 22, 2017 03:12 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon Chris,

We are delighted for you.  And we wish you a very smooth close.  What a great way to start the week.  A

May 22, 2017 03:56 PM #2
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Congratulations on the pending sale Chris Ann Cleland 

May 22, 2017 04:29 PM #3
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Congratulations on the pending sale.  Here's wishing you a smooth closing.

May 22, 2017 08:53 PM #4
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chris Ann Cleland promptly responding to the new homes should be the buyer's agent responsibility in this market - or else.... yes, 'Too Late'!

Oh, congrats on 'under agreement'...

May 22, 2017 10:23 PM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

What a cute house to go under contract; but I'm sure you have others Chris Ann Cleland 

May 22, 2017 11:40 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Chris Ann congratulations on another well deserved success story, Endre

May 22, 2017 11:53 PM #7
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your pending sale. Nice house and nice job with your presentation.

May 23, 2017 04:43 AM #8
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

When you find a home that works, it's time to make a decision. Tire-kickers tend to lose out!

May 23, 2017 04:44 AM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS on the carriage home sale, Chris Ann.  This is one reason I believe Open Houses are often more successful than we think, or at least have a part in a percentage of sales.

May 23, 2017 05:33 AM #10
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Congrats on the sale Chris Ann Cleland  - it's easy to see why this well presented listing found a buyer!


May 23, 2017 06:13 AM #11
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Chris Ann

Do you think that it took a while to sell is a sign of change or just one of those things we cannot explain in this business? Nevertheless, congrats and cheers cvc

May 23, 2017 06:32 AM #12
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Chris Ann - Congratulations on your contract for that lovely home, and best wishes for a smooth transaction.

May 23, 2017 11:23 AM #13
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

This looks like a wonderful home.  I am sure that the seller is delighted that they called you

May 24, 2017 04:10 AM #14
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Ours, mostly lack of inventory but I am seeing slowness as well. Interesting to see what comes, cheers cvc

May 24, 2017 07:41 PM #15
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Congratulations on your pending sale Chris Ann-charming home and happy clients!

May 25, 2017 04:09 PM #16
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

So often people hesitate when finding that perfect home. They want to go home and talk about it, show photos to their friends, check out the schools and amenities in the neighborhood. Stick the picture on their 'frig. They do everything short of making an offer and then are devastated to see somebody else bought their house!

May 26, 2017 09:50 AM #17
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Chris Ann -- regardless of the market conditions, tire-kicking in real estate can lead to disappointment.   Buyers(and sellers too) need to be in the practice of acting decisively.   Here's to a smooth transaction.   

May 27, 2017 06:10 AM #18
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