I was showing townhomes this morning. My old neighborhood. River Bend.
I met my clients at the usual spot. Starbucks.
I enjoy meeting clients at Starbucks. It seems to put them at ease. Happy. Who doesn't like a free cup of coffee?
I feel it is a good $5 investment.
I was showing a young couple. It was my first time out with them. I never expect first timer outers to buy.
I feel they need to see a few homes first. Get comfortable with the process. Get comfortable with me.
The home we were seeing is listed at $309,900. It was the model home of the unit I had purchased in 2002 for $278,000 and sold in 2006 for $346,500.
I remember when my wife and I first saw this home we just fell in love with the windows. Huge ceilings. Great views. Great location in the subdivision.
But my buyers thought it was just OK...
It was decorated a little femininely and had aged a bit since my wife and I fell in love with it. But still...
THE WINDOWS! THE CEILINGS!
Now I know they weren't ready. They are still figuring out their relationship and the impact a home purchase may have on it.
But I was hoping there would have been a little more excitement.
Is it possible this home is still overpriced??
It needed a bit of freshening up. New carpet. New appliances. New paint.
Or possibly a new price??? Does it need to go back to $278,000???
Will the market retreat to those prices?
Or has it already?
I will be showing the home again tomorrow. I will be interested to see what this buyer thinks.
At what price will this home sell?
Will I be the one to sell it?
I do know I am meeting my client at Starbucks.