When meeting with new clients the No. 1 thing I tell them is this: “You buy your home to sell your home.” They’ll probably hear that mantra 100 times when working with me.
I know I’ve mentioned this before in Tarrant County Tuesday and it rings true still. Many buyers are so excited and anxious that they will overlook glaring issues with a home that might not bother them, but could hinder selling the home in the future.
When considering a home, you want it to fit your needs of today but also fit the needs of future buyers as well. If the kitchen is too small now, it’s going to be too small later. A house located on a busy street, it always going to be on a busy street. A two-story home will never work for someone who doesn’t want to climb stairs.
Which brings us to the single-story house at 6110 Locke Avenue in the Ridglea North addition of Fort Worth. This home perfectly fits my mantra in many ways.
As I mentioned in last week’s blog, 2018 Predictions for Tarrant County, this area is growing, growing, growing. New (expensive) developments are going farther and farther from Downtown Fort Worth and areas of commerce. If location, location, location is key for a buyer now, and for future buyers, this home is perfectly situated minutes from local shops, restaurants, places of entertainment, downtown and so much more.
I’m amazed that many buyers don’t consider a backyard to be an important feature when considering a home. Maybe they don’t have children … yet … but they might in the future. Perhaps they don’t have outdoor pets … yet … but they might in the future. Yes it’s really cold outside … now … but trust me, it’s going to warm up once again and will be pristine for being outdoors.
This home at 6110 Locke Avenue has an eight-foot privacy fence, an electric entry gate on the driveway, a nice deck for sitting and entertaining, mature trees and a detached garage. The property actually sits on one-and-a-half homesites which allows for plenty of space for any of your outdoor needs.
This four-bedroom, four-bathroom house also has a formal living area, formal dining room, casual family room, and a room off the master bedroom that can be a perfect sitting and entertaining area. The layout is incredibly flexible. One bedroom and bathroom are separated from the others, which makes it the ideal guest suite, au pair room, or home office.
Having a flexible floor plan once again allows a buyer to use the home how it best suits them, as well as how future owners might need the space. You can’t go wrong with a floor plan like 6110 Locke Avenue.
See what I did? I saved the biggest factor for last. Did you know that roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 years old every single day? That trend will continue for the next 19 years by the way!
Question: What do Baby Boomers all seem to have? Answer: Bad knees and bad backs. While some don’t mind walking up flights of stairs, a single-story home is going to appeal to more of the buying population than a two-story home.
And 6110 Locke Avenue is “Coming Soon” (it was supposed to be listed by post time but got delayed). The home will be on the market by January 15 and will be listed for $619,000 by the “Most Chic Couple of Real Estate,” Ted and Ida Olsen of Williams Trew Real Estate.
The home is updated, shows very well, and is totally move-in ready!
Well 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 15 years. Also, Seth loves bow ties. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or email@example.com.