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Tmnd, Home Seller in Haslet, TX

How long should I expect it to take to sell if I list in Feb/Mar 2008?

Asked by Tmnd, Haslet, TX Tue Jan 8, 2008

Hi, I have a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 3 car garage house in Haslet, Texas on 2.5 acres. It's 2900 sq. ft, located in Willow Springs West subdivision and was built in 2003. It has a 1200 sq. ft. insulated metal out-building (workshop) with electric, sink, phone and TV.

Unfortunitely, the rear of my lot is bordered by the BNSF train, but the lot is deep and the house is about 300’ from the track. I’ve seen other houses along my street (which also border the train track) sell, so I know mine will to the right buyer.

My question is, if I list in Feb or Mar and price it realistically, how long should I expect my house to be on the market before getting a contract?

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It's also great that you realize the uniqueness of your property and that it will probably only appeal to a certain type of buyer. So many times the seller doesn't realize that. Also, when you are competing with new construction close to you, not only does the inside condition have to be top notch, but don't forget the curb appeal. You have to make sure that your home has something that will set it apart from others.
Don't forget the "WOW' factor when the potential buyer drives up. After all, getting them to stop and come in is the first step.
Good luck and God Bless in your decision. Let me know if I can help you in any way. (IF you are not already working with an agent.)
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Time on market is normally a function of price. If you price high, then expect it to stay on the market a while. If you price it to sell it sounds like 90-120 days in your area. You do have a unique property so it will definately appeal to some people and perhaps not to others.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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The average time on the homes backing to the tracks has been around 90 days... You will be competing with the custom homes that are under construction too. Price and condition will be key from the beginning.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2008
Typically if a house doesn't sell it because of 4 different reasons
1. Desirability
2. Condition
3. Price
4. Market
if your estate is personally considered less desirable due to living so close to rail road tracks more than likely buyers will think the same thing. As with anything else this is what will hurt your sale. In order to surpass the desirabily factor you might have to reduce the price low enough to get buyers to bite at the bit. If you need help in any way please free to contact me. If anything I make a new friend :)

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 4, 2012
If it is priced right it will sell quick regardless of the train. If not it will sit forever.

Most of my clients are able to sell quick because they are able to sell for less commissions starting as low as $99 if you go with a FSBO style listing to a maximum of 1% with full realtor services, 4% overall if you offer the buyer's agent 3%. I know Haslet well since I also live in Haslet.

Bottom line is homes are moving super fast now while interest rates are low, no telling what they will do over the next 6 months, more than likely remain super low. I sold a home in 21 days in Sendera Ranch and it closed last week.

I'll help any way I can.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 7, 2012
Typically if a house doesn't sell it because of 4 different reasons
1. Desirability
2. Condition
3. Price
4. Market
if your estate is personally considered less desirable due to living so close to rail road tracks more than likely buyers will think the same thing. As with anything else this is what will hurt your sale. In order to surpass the desirabily factor you might have to reduce the price low enough to get buyers to bite at the bit. If you need help in any way please free to contact me. If anything I make a new friend :)

Keller Williams Realty
3xUS Army Veteran
Joseph Fernandez
cell: (817)975-7258
off: (817)635-1157
website: http://www.blissful-estates.com

ps. for more updated listing preview my site http://www.blissful-estates.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2012
Thanks to all for your help!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 11, 2008
Thanks for the quick responses. The train is somewhat active and does blow the horn when coming through. After a while you get kind of used to it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2008
How active is the train track and does it blow the whistle when it comes through?
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