It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been lucky enough to list this rambler floorplan from one of SunCrest’s most sought-after builders. There’s a good reason; the rarely available floorplan always creates a chatter and the people who do own them, don’t tend to give them up. Originally dubbed the Monte Vista, the home’s wide open entertaining spaces combine with a logical, flowing blueprint to create a house that just makes sense. The sellers recently refinished the real hardwood floors, added fresh carpet, and splashed trendy gray tone paint throughout, helping to show off the 10′ foot ceilings, abundance of windows, and brilliant design of this single-level living home. The kitchen extends effortlessly to dining, family, and outdoor space. Be sure to walk out and experience that covered patio. As summers in SunCrest heat up, this is one spot we think you’ll spend hours cooling off in, while enjoying the fresh mountain air and views that this community is known for. Downstairs the oversized family room is complete with a cozy sitting area, wet bar, and rocking with a game area (8 ball, corner pocket!). The sellers have loved this home since it was built and they have raved about the spaciousness of those 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and massive 5-car garage (you read that right) all tucked on a flat, quarter-acre lot. Peruse the photos and pounce; we probably won’t see another one like this for a long while.
Honestly, if panoramic views aren’t your thing then keep on scrolling. If you hate unobstructed vistas of the valley below, you definitely won’t like this house. Located on a ridgeline cul-de-sac in Draper’s the SunCrest community, this 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home will make view-haters turn ill. From the street, the curb appeal is simple but striking-no weekend yard work overkill here. Take a few steps inside to be led through a formal living room, dining room, and to the wide open kitchen and family room. Open concept fans rejoice! Everything is bright and airy, and when paired with those views we told you about, you won’t be able to stop making plans to entertain. We don’t want the interior to get lost in all this talk of panoramas, because the sellers have filled the home with designer updates. A few of our favorites include trendy gray paint, solid surface floors, designer window treatments, wood trim accents, fresh lighting & plumbing fixtures, and chic bathrooms. Spend some extra time in the master bedroom and bathroom; we love the marble and free-standing soaker tub, and the suite is where the finest views are found. Out back, No details were spared. Open airy deck, covered patio, and a relaxing pergola. It’s all bundled together and accessible from each level, and the yard is fully landscaped and fenced, which means you can just relax on summer nights (or fall afternoons, or spring mornings…) to soak up the scene. Unless, of course, you hate breathtaking views and life’s most sublime moments.
What Do You Do When Your Home Gets Multiple Offers?
Imagine you’ve just spent time getting you house ready to sell, it’s all gussied up, and you and your REALTOR plant the for sale sign in the yard. The marketing plan is in full swing and your work starts to pay off—you get an offer! Wait, then another… and another! As we continue to experience a shorter supply of available homes for sale, some homes are receiving multiple offers leaving the sellers wondering what to do next.
Here are the most common options a seller has when presented with multiple offers.
Accept or Counter One Offer
Sounds simple enough, right? The Seller looks at each of the offers and determines that they want to accept or counter only one of the offers. Then they may just reject all the other offers. It simplifies things, but there are risks. They may not reach an agreement, or even if they do, sometimes the deal falls apart later on and it’s back to the drawing board with buyers, and some of the other offers may now how moved on.
Rather than accept or counter only one of the multiple offers, the Seller may elect to provide specific counteroffers to all of the interested parties and give them all the same time frame to accept or reject the counteroffer. This can get complicated, but sometimes it pays off with a higher purchase price. However, there are also risks. Some buyers who get a counteroffer might just move on, and sellers can lose interested buyers who don’t want to get into a perceived “bidding war” scenario.
Highest and Best
Rather than negotiating with only one of the multiple offers, or putting together multiple specific counteroffers, the Seller can just tell all of the people making offers to come back with their “highest and best offer” and give them a deadline. Much like countering all offers you can end up getting more for your home, but you can also chase away buyers who don’t want to feel like they’re in an auction.
Reject or Let Lapse
While this is rarely the case, a seller may choose to reject all of the offers or choose not respond by the offer response time. Perhaps they didn’t like any of the offers, seem too far off to make a counteroffer, or the seller has had a change of heart. Sellers risk alienating those who made the offer, and passing up a chance to at least negotiate with an interested party.
First of all, we should insert our legal disclaimer here—The above situations are offered as a matter of opinion and not counsel, should you find yourself in a multiple offer scenario. It might seem like having multiple offers is a good thing—and it can be, when handled correctly—we think no matter what, you should be having conversations about what to do about them in the pre-listing/pre-buying consultation stage. Hiring an experienced agent or team to help explore the best price, terms, and timeline can help avoid failed offers or costly pitfalls and help achieve the best outcome your buying or selling situation.
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