We had the Property with a Sothesby office but they didnt seem to market very actively. We thought they had more of a highend client to view it but they didnt have any action for the last year in their office for the north Shore for over million dollar client . .We did not renew with them
My sister is a local broker, Kerry Cheever, 1-978-590-6421, and lives on the property but we have it staged for selling not living. If you would like to contact her for viewing for any clients you have in mind we are discussing a sizeable bonus for the selling agent, if you can get a buyer before the end of the year..We have the property, Called in this area "Witch Hill" divided as a main house with 4 acres 2,200,000. on the MLS with my sister Kerry.
There is also an additional 1800's Carriage house approved for a 4 bedroom home, stables and 10 acres of pasture with 900 foot frontage on US 1 which is negotiable for some one who may want more property, we are in the engineering stages for two more addtional lots. Also if some one would like to do a B& B it is perfect for that, or where it is outlying residential, there is mutiple opportunities for the property..
I WANT IT!! I am a Keller Williams agent in Topsfield and would like to share my thoughts with you. Our high end market on the North Shore is starting to see some renewed vigor in the past month. I believe this is an outstanding market and that a well priced, presented, positioned and represented property will find a buyer. Understand that you have to be the cream and not the milk. At the height of the market, buyers would forgive a lot of faults in a house for fear that they would lose the opportunity to own it if they asked for too much. Nowadays, buyers want the house to be near perfect and will overlook a look less. So find the agent that can give you a honest opinion of what still needs to be done if anything.
What's unique about this home? Is it the historical significance, or the 14 acres? Are the renovations straight from Architectural Digest? What about the location? Whatever your answer, you will need to focus on the strengths and market to them with lots of exposure online. Hire an agent that understands on line marketing as well as social networking. Perhaps consider the agent that has a background in property management and understands how to caretake the estate as I assume you are out of the area.
Lori, It sounds like your property would be well suited for high end print advertising like DuPont Registry, WSJ, Boston Magazine or Northshore Magazine. A single property website and syndication to the major online arenas would be important. Virtual and streaming video tours are a must. Please call me if you are looking to find a buyer for this property. It sounds great. Would love to see it.
Maurine Turcotte, ABR
Keller Williams Realty
You are definitely going to want to interview top Realtors in that market and then compare their marketing strategies. Broad internet exposure and Realtors that have access to qualified buyers are going to high on your list I expect.
If you would like me to refer you to a qualified Realtor I'd be happy to arrange it. Just contact via my Trulia profile.