Silver Spring, MD, May 30, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The property is located in the coveted Forest Estates neighborhood, walking distance to the Forest Glen Metro and Holy Cross Hospital. With three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a great room addition, it’s a great size for a small family or for anyone looking to live in an outstanding location. Skilling helped the owners price the home at a great value point of $430,000 and found the market responded very quickly with showings and offers.
"The house is original and sound so I thought if someone had a buyer willing to update the kitchen and baths, it would be a great buy for them. It could even be a tear down. For the renovation crowd, I also thought it has a nice lot which could be expanded and will support an addition. It’s just an awesome home in general, and would be great for another family or end user as well," says Skilling, "The market of buyers for this home was so wide, pre-marketing was the logical choice to get the sellers the best possible price.
"I'm so happy for the sellers who were able to buy the house they wanted to retire in and get this home sold so quickly for top dollar. They were so pleased with how easy our team made the process for them and were impressed with our plans to get them the most money for their home!"
The sellers were long time homeowners on August Drive and needed to be able to purchase a home in Leisure World, which is ultra competitive and needed a cash offer. Skilling helped the owners get a HELOC on their current property so they could purchase the new home, move into it and stage their home to look like the model home young homebuyers want. The strategy worked and in a timed sequence of moves the owners were able to get what they wanted for their next home and get top dollar for their current home!
The homeowner said, "I can't believe how easy you made all of this for us. We could never have done this without you!"
As a top-producing agent in the local Silver Spring real estate market, Skilling has access to the Top Agent Network (TAN), an exclusive group for Realtors to share pre-listing information to determine price and receive offers. According to Skilling, participating in TAN “is allowing the full open market to work for the seller. And it’s good old-fashioned real estate: networking with local clients and agents. It’s the conversations, the connections to other agents who have clients with specific tastes. It’s finding out what people like and want and making those connections work. Additionally, it’s a highly educated conversation with people who are knowledgeable about the process and motivated to make a transaction.
"Especially in the Silver Spring/Montgomery County where home inventory is tight and the pool of buyers is growing, this kind of pre-market advantage can be crucial to both buyers and sellers closing a deal,” says Skilling. Urban Tree Properties puts out monthly market statistics and their past few reports have highlighted this shift in the market. "It’s one that favors sellers. But even in a seller’s market, you want a great agent on your side looking out for your best interest. When you work with us, we make sure you get that."
The median price in 20902 in Silver Spring is $366,500. The average days on market for 20902 in Silver Spring real estate are 14. There are 2.7 months of inventory for single family homes in the 20902 zip code for Silver Spring real estate. (Source: MRIS)
Josette Skilling is the Co-Founder & Associate Broker at Urban Tree Properties with KW Capital Properties. She’s been working in real estate for years and has been recognized as a Top Producing Agent within the top 10% of the DC/Montgomery County local real estate market. She specializes in helping families downsize and working with homeowners who live away from their property.