Typically, there is not a big gap between what active homebuyers find appealing in regards to homes they want to buy and what successful real estate agents want to list. Some classic details like price and location are always high on the list but please don’t overlook the importance of pride of ownership! Properties need to look good, feel good and smell good from the curb to the closets. Clutter can be a big negative, to include walls and refrigerator doors as well and let’s not forget the importance of upgrades. The key factor to remember here, is that homes WILL sell faster and for more net profit if they are properly updated in keeping with the standards set by current sales comps within a close proximity to your home. A short and sweet sales tip would be to simply state that the home needs to show like a model and be competitively priced.
The good news is that it’s not rocket science and we have even better news for Spanish Fort AL homebuyers in the market for just such a property, because it just so happens that we listed a heavily upgraded, low maintenance and super affordable home in the most sought after school district in Baldwin County! Click on the address in blue to view beautiful pictures of our new listing located at 33189 Stables Drive in Churchill Downs Subdivision! This listing is about as turn-key ready as it gets, with the seller conveying all the appliances, to include the washer and dryer, as well as the wall-mounted flat-screen television. The monthly maintenance fee of $116 dollars a month includes lawn care, termite treatment and protection as well as hazard insurance, meaning that the new owners will simply need a contents policy to protect their personal belongings and liability insurance.
We have covered some pretty awesome sales info so far but we always like to dig deeper with our sellers to find out what their specific motivation was at the time they purchased the home and has that perspective on the property changed at all. Buyers want to be very well informed by nature and yet they also like to know the emotional stuff in addition to whether or not the hot water heater needs to be replaced, thus we feel that is is our duty to dig deep with our sellers and find as much as we can about the property. The seller of Stables Drive was gracious enough to provide us with some very thoughtful information that we hope will be well received by our readers. Please see the details of our interview below and should you have additional questions, please feel free to call the sales office for the Jason Will Real Estate Team at 251-866-6464.
JWRE: “Why was this home the ideal home for you?”
Seller: “The neighborhood was well maintained and offered a close commute to Mobile and Pensacola, as well as to the shopping and our favorite restaurants. The fact that the HOA was responsible for mowing the yard was a huge plus!”
JWRE: “Were schools a factor in your decision at all?”
Seller: “No but we knew it would be huge for resale value as Spanish Fort has one of the most sought after school districts in the county!”
JWRE: “What have become your favorite aspects of the home?”
Seller: “My back yard and its privacy.”
JWRE: “Have you made any improvements to the home?”
Seller: I have installed all new carpet throughout the home, added new storm and screen doors throughout the house, as well as gutters, pendent lights over kitchen counter, a security system, a stainless steal refrigerator, a concrete patio in back yard, a new hot water heater, new professional landscaping and painting in both bedrooms and hallway.”
JWRE: “Where is your favorite place to shop for groceries?”
Seller: “Publix is my all time favorite and its really close to home.”
JWRE: “You mentioned that you enjoy shopping. Where else to you enjoy spending your money?”
Seller: “They have everything you could ever ask for at the Eastern Shore Centre, just around the corner from Publix and I always look for the sales at Khols.”
JWRE: “Can you break down your average utility costs in Winter and Summer?”
Seller: “Sure, I will provide a breakdown for you.”
- Summer – Mobile Gas $30.00 Baldwin county sewer $54.50 Baldwin EMC $80.00 Baldwin county solid waste $44.85 (Every three months)
- Winter – Mobile Gas $60.00 Baldwin county sewer $54.50 Baldwin EMC $60.00
JWRE: “What will you miss most about life in Churchill Downs?”
Seller: “I will miss neighbors, that I have became to be great friends with, the quiet location and the feeling of living in the country while only being 15 minutes away from town.”
If you would like more information about this great buy in Churchill Downs Spanish Fort AL, simply call Jason Will Real Estate sales office at 251-866-6464.