Contracted in 48 hrs. Closed in 45 Days, Sold at $575K

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ 1-16940-1B

Why did this home sell so quickly, at full asking price? The first rule to selling any home is to appropriately price (position) your home.  Which is why it is best to hire a professional (a Realtor)  to assist with the sale of your home,  more often than not, you will sell quicker and make a larger profit than if you try to sell or buy on your own.  Besides knowing the market and current trends, a professional will help you navigate the many stages of home selling and buying. You will need other professionals like lawyer, inspectors, title company, apprais0rs, lending institutions, surveyors just to name a few. 

This property was not just a great family home on the Southside of St. Thomas with Atlantic views from every room in the home except the bathrooms. So the home was nicely located. The owner and buyer, both choose well.

There are two separate living spaces, the main house with an apartment below for a total of three bedrooms an office and three bathrooms.  A solid concrete home, with a rarely found flat back yard, combined with a carport for easy indoor/outdoor living. You have the potential for income if you choose to supplement your income to assist with the mortgage and space for comfortable family living. Income-producing properties can qualify for 1031 exchanges. 

The Seller chose a stable neighborhood and many  Buyers will look for the same stability. There are more adventuresome Buyers and Sellers who prefer speculative opportunities. 

The Seller maintained the home nicely over the years and made strategic improvements. New kitchens in the main house and the apartment expanded the living room and added an office in the main house. 

Despite the hurricanes of 2017,  being two years ago, part of their impact has been a shortage of livable homes in this price range

. If you own a home you believe may be in this price range and have been thinking of selling please call (340) 344 2959 for a private consultation and free marketing analysis. 


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Comments (20)

Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Great points you list for sellers to get the most out of their homes.  Congrats on the sale!

Aug 02, 2019 02:19 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Tanya Van Blake-Coleman - Congratulations on the sale and for the update of what has been happening in St. Thomas since the hurricane. The people have waited a long time for market recovery and I'm glad to know you're making that happen with successful sales. Cheers to many, many more!

Aug 17, 2019 02:39 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

The seller and buyer both chose well when they chose you!

Aug 27, 2019 04:07 AM
Kate Smith
London Foster Realty - Hollywood, FL

Congrats, Tanya! Yes indeed, real estate a serious business, it pays to hire a Pro, such as yourself!

Aug 27, 2019 10:44 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi, Tanya! The Sellers must have been very happy with the results, and with your knowledge of the market! Congratulations! And best wishes for more listings soon!

Oct 28, 2019 09:17 AM
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est


Congratulations on a quick sale & fast closing.  This doesn't happen by accident, it takes a great agent like you who knows the market and can deliver for their client.

Nov 12, 2019 09:04 AM
David Artigliere
Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia - Collegeville, PA
ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect

Hi Tanya, there are so many reasons to use a realtor and your blog about this well priced home selling so fast is just one of many!  Congratulations!

Nov 30, 2019 10:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Tanya! Congratulations on this fabulous sale!  What a wonderful home to enjoy - and it's in St. Thomas!!! One of my favorite places on earth!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead...

Dec 02, 2019 06:41 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Tanya if only some or many people would just get out of our way and let us do what we do best-Help people buy and sell houses. Congratulations to the new home owners.

Jan 23, 2020 10:21 AM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

An excellent statement to point out to any seller.  "Why did this home sell so quickly, at full asking price? The first rule to selling any home is to appropriately price (position) your home."  Good job Tanya Van Blake-Coleman   

Feb 18, 2020 06:22 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Congrats n your quick sale and closing Tanya - last time we were in St. Thomas was  February of 2014 had a beautiful time golfing  and enjoying the views and weather!



Apr 22, 2020 11:39 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Congratulations on your closing, Tanya! This is a lovely home, and I can imagine the views must be spectacular. 

May 06, 2020 08:31 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Very nice home and well done selling it so quickly.  Your clients must be happy!

Jun 26, 2020 09:27 AM
Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
Irvine Realtor®

Are FHA and VA home loans popular in the Virgin Islands, Tanya?  And are the Lender's local to the islands, or on the Mainland?

Jun 27, 2020 08:41 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tanya hopefully you have been busy since this last sale just no time to post about them, Endre

Jun 27, 2020 11:57 PM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

COngratulations and yes pricing is so important when selling a home!

Jul 24, 2020 07:41 AM
Shannon Jones
The Shannon Jones Team - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach CA Real Estate

Congratulations! This is amazing!

Sep 28, 2020 11:53 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Congrats that is awesome.  I bet your clients are very excited.  Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Oct 01, 2020 07:43 AM
Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale

Looks like your market for beach homes is doing well! Hope you are having a great day! 

Nov 09, 2020 08:36 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Tanya, Great job getting this house under contract! You seem to really know your stuff! Looks like homes in the Virgin Islands are selling like crazy as well!

Mar 24, 2021 11:36 AM