|Port Orange Real Estate Blog. MLS Listings and Sales by Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"|
Yesterday I posted a blog about my new listing for sale in Port Orange FL. This is a brand new listing for me. But it's not the first time I've blogged about this house, or the owner. I originally met this seller back in September of 2008 when he asked me to do a Market Analysis (CMA) on his house. You see, this house is so unique that it's hard to determine an asking price So I posted a blog titled "How Would You Sell This House?". And because of some fantastic changes that had been made to this house when it was built (that were not completely in-line with the Codes for Port Orange and his neighborhood), he was not allowing his then-current REALTOR®, or any REALTOR® who got the listing, to advertise the very features that made the house worth his asking price. In that blog, many of you posted your suggestions on how you would market, and sell this house. Due to the non-conforming changes, we thought in circles without ever really reaching any definitive answers.
After posting that blog, as the home owner read all of our answers and suggestions, he decided not to give me the listing just yet. He decided to reduce his price, and leave it with his then-current listing agent. I wish there were more real estate sellers like that! You see, this seller wasn't unhappy with his current listing agent. He just wanted to sell his house. And since he decided the best course of action was to just reduce his asking price, he really had no reason to move his listing to another brokerage at that time. (All sellers should take a lesson from this one... unless you have specific reason to believe your real estate agent is not properly marketing your real estate listing.)
And now I'll jump forward in time. This week I listed this house, and blogged about it yesterday. It turns out, that after he extended his listing with his previous REALTOR®, that REALTOR® dropped the ball and didn't call him at all for several months. So now I have the opportunity to market and sell this fantastic listing! But I wanted to remind you all about the previous blogs regarding this house. Because since last September, the seller made a few changes that were minor, but brought his house into conformity with Port Orange codes, but at the same time, maintained the integrity of the unique features that made his house worth every penny of his asking price.
So at this time, this fantastic house still has a full in-law suite/guest area that is more like an apartment, including a separate 220 line, but the 220 outlet has been capped, and the separate service panel now has a couple of dummy switches installed. So all the wiring for the extra 220 line is still in place, but not connected.
One thing I didn't know before, was that the garage wall that separates the 3rd car garage bay from the 1st and 2nd garage bays, has a door framed out in the wall. But it has been covered over with drywall. So if a buyer would like to have in-garage access to the 3rd bay, it's a simple fix to just cut along the lines, and install a new door.
So if you're a REALTOR® with a potential buyer for this unique Port Orange home, then don't hesitate! Call me today, to schedule your appointment. And if you're a buyer for a spectacular house of this nature, you too should call me right away. Because I intend to market this listing to the fullest extent possible, in order to help the seller find a buyer as quicly as possible.