SA’s most popular home sells in just days
It was the most viewed SA property on realestate.com.au in the week leading up to its sale … and then it sold in just three days.
Take a look at the four-bedroom home in Mount George that struck a special chord with Adelaide Hills buyers.
The stylish and classically-styled home at 25 Fox Hill Rd, which also included attractive established gardens, also sold well above its advertised price guide of $649,000 to $679,00.
According to realestate.com.au’s sold listing, it ended up going for $705,000 earlier this month, surprising even the selling agent.
Jackie Bayly, of Bayly Real Estate, said she and the vendor initially expected the home would sell in the mid $600,000 range.
They worked together on its presentation for a couple of months before listing it for sale.
They also had it professionally styled, which made all the difference, Mrs Bayly said.
“When it was styled it did look incredible.”
And the public clearly though so too.
“The first open was a Sunday and 40 groups came through, which is unheard of,” she said. “They were all sorts, from families to couples — I even had interstate inquiries.”
Due to interest coming from the first open Mrs Bayly held a second inspection on Monday evening because many buyers wanted to return as soon as possible with their partners.
Interested buyers were then followed up and asked to put their best offers forward by Wednesday at noon.
“There were 10 people that were really hot, and a couple of interstate people that wanted to put an offer in but pulled out because they could see it was going to go before they could actually see it,” she said.
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Mrs Bayly said the vendor ended up with three written offers on the Wednesday, one of which was too good to refuse, and it was sold that night.
She attributed the popularity of the home to its location, close to popular Bridgewater, coupled with immaculate presentation.
The home had been well cared-for over the years and had a meticulously labelled watering system for the garden, she said.
The vendor also followed a number of her suggestions to get the presentation to a standout level.
“The garden needed a bit of trimming and a maintenance guy came to fix a few things,” Mrs Bayly said.
“This one didn’t need all that much work but we put new carpets in two of the bedrooms and I got my window cleaner man and maintenance man to make sure everything was perfect.”
The home’s bathrooms and laundry had already been modernised within the past three years and Mrs Bayly said buyers were also impressed by the large walk-in wardrobe to the main bedroom, as well as the modern vergola.
“Presentation is so important,” she said.
“I always have the attitude that you either pay the price at the beginning or at the end — you spend a few months working on it, or it sits on the market and goes stale,”
Some of the property’s other features included polished floorboards, a cosy yet modern timber kitchen with stainless steel appliances, french windows and doors, and a combustion heater.
The floorplan included formal lounge and dining rooms as well as an open-plan living/kitchen/dining space.
There was also a large shed and the property adjoined a reserve.