The Martinsville section of Bridgewater is definitely an extremely desirable community. The average days of the market depends greatly, based on several factors, including:
- Condition of the home,
- Time of the year (Yes - the Spring Market is one of the best times to sell a home quickly!),
- Correct pricing of the home,
- effectiveness and extent of Marketing (make sure it gets posted on as many internet sites as possible!),
- Home tour availability (a lockbox and easy access can definitely make a difference)
I suggest you make sure before you ever list your home that the real estate agent you choose to work with is someone who has experience and will market the home properly. The more exposure to potential buyers that your home gets, the better chance of getting an offer in the fastest. Internet marketing is very important today, especially in that price range.
Of course, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If you are interested, I can e-mail you a list with pictures of other homes which have recently sold in that price range, in that area, showing how long each was on the market before it went under contract. My contact info is on my website. I have successfully sold many homes in Bridgewater - including that price range.
Best of Luck with your decision!
Larry has some good points about Coldwell Banker Previews.
I had been many years with Coldwell Banker, and I am a certifed Previews Luxury Homes Specialist. In our area, I had most of the Luxury "Previews" Properties in the area. A great designation to have as the training was excellent and very few people get the actual designation. I was one of 3 in the area.
Contact me for information as to why I had left that position and I am heading Orange Key Premiere Properties. I disagree about the luxury market "shrunk" maybe in Greensboro, NC but not 30 miles from NYC. As a former Wall St. financial person, I use many contacts and local marketing techniques to find the buyers. This market is about key contacts in NYC and the surrounding areas to bring that buyer to me. Knowledge of "who" is buying in the luxury market our area and how to contact this group is key.
I suggest you speak to 2 agents in your area, especially a CB Previews agent, then call me to discuss the details of selling your home. I am confident that the services I offer will exceed your expectations.
Orange Key Premiere Properties
John is correct. The home must be priced appropriately the first time. It depends on your motivation and whether you really want to sell the home. I market luxury homes and my company Coldwell Banker has a specific designation for such listings called Previews. These are unique homes that must meet certain critiera before they can be considered to be a "Previews" home. We are an international company and look worldwide for our luxury home clients. You have to consider that once you reach the million dollar mark the market for buyers has shrunk considerably. So we reach out everywhere to find the buyers you need for that luxury market. While I am in NC I can easily refer you to a top Previews qualified agent in your area to help you if need be. If you have any questions about these types of homes just pick up a Unique Homes magazine and look at some of the Previews listings.
Coldwell Banker Triad
This is my specialty. I market luxury homes. If the house is priced correctly and has the amenities and updates, with the right agent at this time of the year you can get it done in 90 -120 days. Bridgewater is a desirable area and people are looking.
This price range is a different conversation regarding the property then the average home sale. The clients are usually in a position to purchase with less negotiation. It is important to make the correct choice in realtors. Your realtor should be educated in luxury property sales and have a set marketing plan for this type property.
If you would like more information in what I do for my Luxury property clients, email me.
Broker / Sales Associate
Orange Key Realty