Colonial Home in University Place Answers All Questions

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2439 Wabash Avenue built in 1927, a vintage Colonial home in University Park    (photos: Matrix Tours)

How do you sell a home?

I’m going to give you a few Bowtie Real Estate Sales Professional secrets … just don’t tell anyone else okay?

When I show a home to prospective buyers, I want them to visualize celebrating certain special events the home.  If I get them to do that — Boom! Sold!

Here are the events I always try and highlight:

Where would you place your Christmas tree?

Whether religious or not, the majority of buyers are going to celebrate something on the December 25th holiday. Visualizing the perfect spot for the Christmas tree is vital to deciding whether a home is right or not.

Where will people watch the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is one of the most popular social events of the year for Americans — even if they don’t care about football. Ten times out of 10 a buyer will say, “Well everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen.” Correct answer!  Finding the right kitchen where people can come and go or just hang out is another huge factor when searching for the right home.

Imagine your daughter walking down the stairs …

This one always puts a lump in the throats of the daddies. We all do it — it’s the “Father of the Bride” moment when everything is perfect and your baby girl comes down for the first date, prom, graduation, or wedding … gulp.

When showing a home with an impressive staircase, I always, always, always ask the dad if they can see their girl walking down … sold.

The Colonial home located at 2439 Wabash Avenue, in University Place, will definitely get people thinking about the aforementioned events.

First, as you enter this 1927 two-story home on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Park Hill Drive, there is a traditional living area to one side and a formal dining room to the other.

Beautiful leaded glass cabinets
Living room off entry is a perfect setting for everyone to enjoy the Christmas tree.  Dining with wainscoting seen in background

Either room would be an ideal place for a spectacular Christmas tree and decorations.

The dining room merges into an open kitchen, which has recently been updated, that will allow for traditional family gatherings around the table as well as Super Bowl friends mingling in and out to get more snacks.

Prep kitchen with sink and #2 dishwasher just off main kitchen
Kitchen flows to breakfast and dining with lots of natural light and plenty of space

Finally, there is the staircase:

Wabash stairs - 3

You can see her coming down the stairs can’t you?  It’s what I thought about when previewing this beautiful 3,481-square-foot home, and so will you!

What else is in this Colonial home?

Furthermore, this home has a wine closet, prep kitchen, secret hiding area, spacious master suite with private sitting area, swimming pool, spa, sun porch, motor court, and one-bedroom guest quarters.

Paver motor court surrounds pool, garage and guest house.
Pool and spa with access to sun room at 2439 Wabash Avenue

This beautiful Colonial home at 2439 Wabash Avenue is listed by Margaret Coulburn of Wilco Realtors.  The home is offered for $896,000.  You can reach Margaret at 817.703.7491.

That’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen!  Bring it.

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or


Seth Fowler

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own - no matter how correct. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for the past 15 years. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636. Seth also loves bow ties.

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