To further elaborate on the previous post of why your home has not sold, where others have, anecdotally, homes that are in “move in” condition are the ones that are selling with the fewest days on the market. Location remains the number one criteria, however, after everyone has agreed that there are more desirable locations than others – in every market – the homes that have moved off the books within 30 days are the ones that are appealing to prospective buyers, because they are not burdened with the time, expense and inconvenience of remodeling or even re-painting. Here are a couple of examples of a homes that sold within 30 days. The search for this info was based on Greenwich, Old Greenwich and Riverside. Since January 10, 2010, there were a total of 33 homes that sold within 20 days – January 2, February 3, March 5, April 8 May 10, and Jun 15.
Here are a couple of examples:
1. Located in Old Greenwich – Days on Market – 22 – sold price/listprice – $1,795,000
2. Located in Riverside – Days on Market – 16 – sold price/list price – $2,395,000
What do they have in common?
Lots of light, white space
They are relevant and have modern lifestyle features
Priced fairly within assessed value and overall history
Good school districts
And last but not least – they are in move-in condition!
The art of the deal transcends all businesses, and more so in real estate than in many other professions. For the client, it's often an emotional purchase or sale, rather than a simple commodity or luxury item. I make it my mission to have each side come to terms with a transaction that works for everyone. It's not always easy, but good things in life usually take effort - something from which I've never shied.
Licensed since 2009 as a real estate sales agent in CT & NY, I often work with clients on the border of both areas.
With sales and distribution experience for luxury designer products, and watching/reacting to the markets, my acumen for sales was established. Achieving success and contributing to the growth of many global apparel designer brands, such as Giorgio Armani and Paul Smith for over 20 years, it was time for a change. I wanted to explore another passion that would keep me in one location rather than traveling the globe.
Now I have the best of both worlds, a successful business as a fulfilling personal life. My husband and I have lived in back country Greenwich since 2003, where we enjoy easy access to great biking, hiking and golf. We love to ski and that's usually where our travel takes us.
Life is good in Greenwich!
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