Bristow Townhouse Under Contract in Two Days After Multiple Offers

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Bristow Townhouse Under Contract in Two Days After Multiple Offers

8862 Moat Crossing went under contract in 2 days in March 2018.

In my career as a top Bristow listing agent, I feel like townhouses in the Patriot High School district are a micro-market with the force of a rip tide right now.  The market for larger single family homes and even one of the most popular homes in Bristow, Braemar Carriage homes, may be moving a tad slower and values softening, but townhouses are on and gone in a matter of days, if not hours, when they hit the MLS.  Is it that we are going to feel the peak of the real estate market in single family homes before we feel it in the entry level homes like Bristow townhouses?  

Kitchen cabinets were original to the home.

This Bristow garage townhouse in Kingsbrooke, located at 8862 Moat Crossing, hit the market on March 26th in the very last hours of the day.  For all intents and purposes, it was available for showing on March 27th.  The list price was upped prior to hitting the market to $335,000 to account for lack of inventory.  Within a day I had four offers in my hands and while presenting them to the sellers on a conference call last night, two agents were ringing in wanting to submit offers.  Heck, we ratified today and somehow still got our sixth offer.  We knew demand was going to be high because there were only two Bristow townhouses on the market in the Patriot High School district and this one was the biggest and best.

Second Level Bump Out

The owners of this townhouse has replaced all the systems and appliances in the home.  The floors had been upgraded.  The carpet was newer and the owners took all of my notes on pre-list prep.  The home was spotless.   It even had perks like a gas line running to the deck to fuel the grill and a hose spigot on the main (second) level deck.  That's not normally where you find a hose spigot. The owners did that to be able to easily clean the deck and deck furniture.  Smart.  They also updated the bathroom fixtures and redid the entire second bathroom.

Remodeled Second Bathroom

The results we saw even had me flabberghasted since this was the week of spring break.  Last spring break was like a ghost town for listings.  Not this year.  Buyers are out and looking.

I imagine there are a lot of Bristow townhouse owners thinking that waiting to list when school's out is the smart play.  Not so much.  That's when buyers who have been out and about go on vacation.  Have a Braemar townhouse to list?  List now!  Get it done and grab yourself a rent back so you don't have to MOVE until school is out.  These sellers negotiated a settlement on June 11th.  Stay tuned for final sold price.

Want to list your Bristow townhouse?  Give me a call and let's get it done.  I have a list of buyer's agents just ready to pounce on it.

Comments (9)

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Ah, Chris Ann, can you call it or what? This is exactly what you said would happen, and you were 100% correct. So glad to see this worked as you had planned, and I bet your seller is over the moon right now. Great job, girlfriend.

Mar 29, 2018 09:44 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents --I'm so happy for the seller.  She runs a day care and was dreading having to deal with showings when she got back from vacation.  Under contract third day away.  Huge relief for her.

Mar 31, 2018 08:43 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Congrats on the sale! Judging from the pictures and the seller's choice in listing agent, I can understand why this one moved so fast.

Mar 30, 2018 05:27 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

JL Boney, III --Thank you kindly for that comment.

Mar 31, 2018 08:43 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Chris Ann

Isn't it nice to be so lucky, no make that great at what you do. congrats and cheers cvc

Mar 30, 2018 08:18 AM
Chris Ann Cleland

Curtis Van Carter --The lack of inventory on the market certainly helped.

Mar 31, 2018 08:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That was certainly quick, Chris Ann.  Somehow, I didn't think that listing would last long.

Mar 30, 2018 12:40 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

Myrl Jeffcoat --When sellers take all the listing prep advice and pricing advice, good things happen.

Mar 31, 2018 08:44 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Chris Ann, congratulations, it helps when seller's take our advice, now on to a smooth escrow period, Endre

Mar 31, 2018 08:21 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Chris Ann - wham, bham, thank you ma'am and all that. Congratulations on another successful sale-in-the-making.

Apr 01, 2018 10:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for a smooth transaction and a very productive month.

Apr 06, 2018 08:12 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Congratulations! It looks beautiful and you presented it so well, as always! 

Apr 11, 2018 07:47 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is no surprise if there are multiple offers on this one,even the ceilings have a certain something extra with the positioning of the walls .

Apr 17, 2018 11:43 PM