While your listing agent is licensed for the entire state of Virginia, s/he won't know the local market. For example, what is not yet in the MLS but coming soon. For example, I am working with a local buyer on a house that is a short sale that won't hit the MLS.
Also, an agent 45 minutes away won't know the local amenities like a resident agent. There is a lot you can get online, but even more from someone who has lived here for 16 years like me.
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I have alot of land listed in Warren COunty- Linden, Front Royal, Middletown- several subdivisions. Below will take you to my profile. Check out some of the land I have listed. Maybe this will help as far as pricing. A CMA search of land sold 3-7 acres I conducted several weeks ago puts land about $30,000 per acre- but of course the large the lot, the less money per acre. You are probably looking around $40,000- depending of course on location. Only a handful of lots in the area have recently sold, FYI-- there are buyers though! I get calls every day~
Beth the Realtor
I realize this question is old and I am a newer Trulia PRO agent but thought I's put my advice in- The Front Royal Market is stagnant right now but there is always a market for Historic homes, although buying a home in the historic district and renovating may require you to hold the home for several years to get the value back...I have one client who did the same, and has a renter in the property at this time. She is pleased with the renter, and the renter came to me looking specifically for a "historic" home. These particular homes have a lot of appeal to buyers from the Northern Virginia area. The most important factor is location!!! Is the home a Victorian that was built in the 1800's? Is it actually located in the Historic District? What is the zoning? Depending on location many of these homes have been turned into commercial office spaces. I'm always happy to provide a CMA report and send regular updates on Market activity.
Sincerely, Beth the Realtor (Beth Barnett)
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