This is a fast market, not only for the buyers and sellers but also Realtors®.
Let me tell you about my new listing. We have been preparing for a few weeks to make this property move-in ready.
The sellers lived in a Loveton Farms Townhouse for the last ten years, and they recently bought their dream home, a fantastic unique perfect property with acreage. Once settled in their new Shangrila, it was time to sell 5 Meadow Run Ct.
They had the decision of selling "As Is" or bringing it up to move-in condition. My sellers selected the latter option. For the next few weeks, there were the contractors, painting, new carpeting, flooring, mulching, power washing, and replacing all four toilets. (Ok, so maybe that’s TMI.)
We did one last walk-thru and found a few minor details like missing bulbs and the microwave light needed replacing. Ok, the house is ready.
The professional photography was done and uploaded into the MLS, with the first showing scheduled for 3 PM on Wednesday.
Six, 'Showing Time,' requests came in overnight. By morning, emails, texts, and phone calls began, asking for an exception to the showing instructions. Our first showing was scheduled for 3 PM.
I made this three o'clock appointment time into a One Hour Open House, the safest way to get the most potential buyers into the property.
Realtors® knew they would all be honored. When I arrived a little before 3, buyers and agents were waiting. After the lights were on, all doors and closets open, we started.
One group at a time, with separation, were invited in.
With four levels, including a deck and a walk-out lower, I could distance each group safely. So lucky it was such a lovely, warm, sunny day.
As each group came in, I was able to obtain the name of their agent and their information. In the next 2 hours, we had a constant line outside, and we accommodated just shy of 2 dozen showings! Each one was patiently waiting till it was their turn. My phone was constantly ringing from agents with questions about the property and making appointments each day. Several asked about the contract deadline.
Wonderfully tired; Yes, there were four levels. More trips up and down to make sure each floor was empty before allowing the next buyer into the house.
It was after five when I locked the house and stopped showing for the day. Did I mention that one hour is now a bit longer than it used to be?
By the time I was back in front of my computer, the first offer had come, then the second, third, fourth, and even a fifth. As each contract offer arrived, I alerted my sellers with the highlights /terms of each.
In a 'regular' market, each of the contract offers (all were over list price) was acceptable.
The sellers decided on the lucky buyers by late evening, just twenty-four hours after the listing went live.
Now that's a fast market!
Thinking of selling your home
Call Margaret Rome