Beach Access + Quiet Street + Upgrades =
Quick Sale at Full Price
When the right home is matched with the right buyer, a home can sell in a matter of days (sometimes even hours). In this case, the home at 4456 Clipper Cover in Destin was sold within five days of its initial list. According to listing agent Mary Anne Windes of Real Estate Professionals of Destin, this happened for a few reasons. “As soon as we put it on the market, we received several offers,” she said. “A full priced offer procured the winning offer, and we closed the house 45 days later.”
List Price: $1,048,000 ($306.88/sq. ft.)
According to Windes, the home sold quickly for several reasons. “We did our research and priced it competitively,” she said. “The seller listened to our advice, made repairs in advance and had the home immaculate before we marketed it; and quite possibly the most important, when you first list a home, there are multiple buyers out there looking who haven’t found what they want yet. Most have already made offers, didn’t win and have gained wisdom from past failures. When they see what they want, they act quickly, make offers close to or at asking price and they minimize the contingencies to make the offer more attractive.”
Part of Phase Two of Crystal Beach Cottages, this home is situated on a quiet street with no through-traffic. The beach walkover nearby allows for easy access to the beach; however, there is also a community pool within the neighborhood (with secure access for homeowners). Exterior features of the home include an outdoor shower with which to rinse off after a jaunt to the beach. There is also a wrap-around porch and plenty of large windows that allow lots of natural light into the home.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom space spans 1,371 feet and has had a number of upgrades in the last few years. These upgrades include new weather stripping, door bumpers, refrigerator, flooring and more. The home is also situated on high enough ground to avoid mandatory weather evacuations in most instances. The landscaping has also been revamped to be more low maintenance.