ANOTHER ONE SOLD! YOU JUST NEVER KNOW....

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty 0225102565
I will be the first to tell you that this is a great house. I loved this house when I sold it to my clients a year ago and I still love it. It is a gorgeous home. However, trying to sell it in this market was not easy. Oh we got several offers on the property, but they were those "are you kidding me?" type of offers, and we couldn't quite give it away. When I recommended to my clients that we drop the price to 475K I told them that I was certain we would get an offer right away, and we did. We got an offer for 435K. All cash, quick settlement, no contingencies, almost perfect right? Except, not only was it 40K less than list, but it was pretty much 40K less than the comps. But in this market? Do we really just reject it? Maybe we can get the buyers to come up 10K?? The selling agent had pretty much told me they were at their max, maybe there was a little room, and they LOVED the house. Tempting....But I felt strongly that this offer was not a reasonable offer and that we would get a better offer. However, this was our 3rd, or was it our 4th offer already. Was I really, really sure? What if I'm wrong? What if? Well, I have to thank my clients for believing in me because although the first offer is usually the best offer, in this case, the first offer was not the best offer and our holding out for a better offer paid off.... Were there days I doubted myeself? Yes, there were, but I kept looking at the numbers. I kept previewing the newest competition and I kept preparing myself for when I had to justify that price. I knew it was worth what we were asking..... We settled on Friday. My clients are thrilled and my faith in myself is confirmed. God! I love being right!!!! If I can't believe in me, who can? Gotta believe in yourself in this business. We all know that sometimes that is harder to do than other times, but keep educating yourself and keep surrounding yourself with those that want to see you succeed and you will. Happy 2009!

BEAUTIFUL HOME. A MUST SEE!

859 Santmyer Dr., Leesburg, VA 20175 View Map

SELLERS WANTS THIS HOME SOLD FAST AND HAVE DROPPED THE PRICE TO THE ROCK BOTTOM PRICE OF $475,000 NET.
FINISHED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THIS HOME IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MOVE IN READY THIS IS IT! WARM NEUTRAL COLORS THROUGH OUT THE HOME. REAR DECK,PLANTATION SHUTTERS VAULTED CEILINGS,BEAUTIFUL
WOOD FLOORS THROUGH OUT MAIN LEVEL.LARGE LOT, MANY WINDOWS FOR SUN-FILLED ROOMS.A MUST SEE. HURRY BEFORE IT IS GONE!

Details

Asking Price:
$475,000
MLS:
LO6886870
Sq. Feet:
4,000
Lot Size:
.27
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
3.5
# of Floors:
3
HOA/Maintenance Fees:
$44/mo
Garage Size:
2
Subdivision:
Tavistock Farms
Year Built:
1999

Contact Info

Sally Zatkoff



Dir 703-509-8344
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Jim Mushinsky
Centsable Inspection - Framingham, MA

Congratulations.  I really like that you were able to get the value price.   One of my previous sales managers used to say we didn't hire you to give it away, we hired you to sell it.  A professional will know the value of their product or service at any given time in the market.  Great to hear that you sold the property and didn't give it away.

Feb 03, 2009 05:57 AM #1
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Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Great job knowing your market value! 

Feb 03, 2009 07:43 AM #2
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Michael Delp
Mortgage Pro - Telford, PA

Congratulations on knowing your market and making it pay off to your customers. "You got to know when to hold em', know when to fold em'...... "

Feb 04, 2009 12:51 AM #3
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Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI
REALTOR (R)

Congratulations Sally, great job. I've heard that saying too, the first offer is usually the best - but have not always found that to be true.

Feb 04, 2009 02:01 AM #4
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Sally Zatkoff
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Mike  Thank you!  Oftentimes, it is true, and knowing when it isn't going to be the case can sometimes be a gamble, but I guess that comes with the territory and why it is important to do our homework

Michael   Good song choice=o)

Brenda Thanks!

Jim.. Bottom line is still that it can't sell for more than it is worth and sometimes sellers don't want to accept what the market is dictating.

Unfortunatley, my clients did lose money on that house The question is how much more would they have lost if they held on at too high a price much longer than they did?.

Feb 12, 2009 12:58 AM #5
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