Sale Pending by The Mia & Beverly Team

5251 Shadow Hill Dr. Offered at $609,000

 Sale Pending by The Mia & Beverly Team

This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 1,916 sqft. home located in the Courtyards of Dublin Ranch sold in 29 days! If you would like to see the sell price for this and other properties in Dublin Ranch please visit our Dublin Ranch Market Activity Report at The sell prices will be added as the properties close escrow

Sale Pending by The Mia & Beverly Team

3395 Monaghan St. Offered at $440,000

 Sale Pending by The Mia & Beverly Team

This 3 bedroom 3 bath 2025 sqft. townhouse located in the Courtyards in the Dublin Ranch Villages Sold in 7 days!

You can check on this property and other pending properties for their actual sale price as they close escrow and  become available at

Selling Tips in a Buyer’s Market

h1 Selling Tips in a Buyers MarketA buyer’s market means it’s the seller’s turn to be flexible, especially with sale terms. Purchase price, closing dates, move-in dates, storage, appliances, window treatments, points and fees may all require a little negotiation. Whatever the terms, don’t let personal feelings stand in the way of a good deal.

The Basics:

In a buyer’s market, curb appeal, cleanliness, overall good condition and updates are especially crucial. Any little flaw should be taken care of before the first buyer drives up.

Attend open houses in your neighborhood to see what “sell-ready” really looks like. If you’re shy, ask your Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate sales associate to walk you through a few sell-ready examples.

Back home, start with the exterior to ensure you’re making a good first impression. Reseed or throw down some turf on lawn patches, change the lights in the lamppost, and if necessary, reset the walkway stone.

Clean the interior beyond your standards. Even if they are impeccable, rent an industrial carpet cleaner or hire a professional cleaning service. Brighten the interior ambience with light fixture updates, as new lighting is one of the most inexpensive and noticeable improvements you can make prior to listing.

Fix leaky faucets and make sure the water pressure is strong in both the kitchen and bathrooms.

If necessary, a great way to improve the appearance of your home is to paint. Use only neutral colors that can easily lend themselves to different décor and styles of furniture.

Don’t reject low offers; negotiate

Don’t dismiss lower-than-expected offers. Instead, consider buyer incentives that help you meet your asking price. Offer to pay the buyer’s closing costs, moving costs or loan origination fee. These can help the buyer with upfront costs. As well, you may consider offering a limited home warranty that covers HVAC systems and some appliances for a definitive period of time.

Be careful of purchase offers that are contingent on the buyer selling their home first. Their home may be in a softer market than yours and you could be in for a long wait. Be sure that the purchase agreement includes a contingency-release clause. This way you’ll be able to sell if another buyer comes along.

 Work with your Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate agent to find creative solutions to make a deal come together. The purchase price is just part of the deal. Anything that makes your property stand apart from the competition will give it an edge in a buyer’s market.

What makes for a winning offer?

  1. Get pre-approved

Before writing an offer – and ideally before you even begin your search – meet with your bank or other financial advisor, the one who will be giving you your mortgage, and get pre-approved. When it’s time to put forth an offer, the seller will know you’re serious.

2. Understand the local context

List prices are often subjective. Look to your Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate agent to advise you on pricing strategy. In the end, it’s important that you know the real estate situation yourself to determine if the property is fairly priced, based on comparable, recently sold properties. There’s no rule of thumb that says going in under asking is expected. Market conditions will dictate the selling price. Keep in mind that homes will also occasionally be under-priced to attract multiple offers. This circumstance may call for a bid over the initial asking price.

3. Understand and adjust to the seller’s interests

Asking the right questions prior to writing an offer can often make the difference between an accepted offer and a stalled negotiation. Some contract terms may be of great significance to the seller, whereas only a slight inconvenience for you. Should the seller want to rent the place back, for example, for a few days or weeks after escrow, your written flexibility on the move out/in date could close the deal in your favor.

4. Make a strong deposit part of your offer

You’ll want to submit an earnest money deposit when writing an offer, payable to a reputable escrow company, to be delivered by your agent no more than three business days after the acceptance of the offer. Even when delivering an offer below asking price, offer a large deposit if possible, and it will pay dividends in the end. Down payment strategies however may vary. In some areas, a smaller deposit is the norm. Regardless of location, a higher deposit will most likely strengthen your negotiating power.

5. Provide an appropriate time for the seller’s response

Time is of the essence once you decide to take the plunge, especially regarding a newer listing in which the risk is high that other buyers will potentially submit offers. Typically, the seller is given until 5PM on the third day from receipt of the offer to respond, unless you write in a different date and time. If the offer is strong, speed up the response time. Your Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate agent can advise you on what strategy will work best.

5116 S. Forestdale Cir. in Dublin Ranch- Offered at $749,000

5116 S. Forestdale Cir.

  • MAXEBRDI40495909 5116 S. Forestdale Cir. in Dublin Ranch  Offered at $749,000

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Incredible Valley Views!

• Light and lovely 5 bedroom, 3 bath floor plan featuring approximately 2,522 sq. ft.

• Formal living room adjoins a formal dining room with two-story ceiling.

• Comfortable family room with gas fireplace. • Large eat-in kitchen with granite tile counter tops, neutral

tile flooring, pantry, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cook-top, built-in microwave, built-in oven and dishwasher.

• Spacious master suite with views, luxurious bath and walk-in closet.

• Downstairs bedroom with adjacent full bath. • Updates include fresh interior paint, newer window

treatments and crown molding. • Upstairs inside laundry. • Lovely rear yard with patio, newer landscaping and

sweeping valley views.

3395 Monaghan St- New Dublin Ranch Courtyards Listing

New Listing by The Mia & Beverly Team

3395 Monaghan St. Offered at $440,000

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Beautiful Upgrades!

• Upgraded 3 bedroom, 3 bath floor plan featuring approximately 2,025 sq. ft.

• Upgrades include plantation shutters and rich wood flooring.

• Living room with surround sound speakers, media niche and gas fireplace.

• Spacious formal dining room. • Gourmet kitchen featuring a center island with breakfast

bar and pendant lighting, abundant wood cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, pantry, and stainless steel appliances. including a gas cook-top, built-in oven and microwave and dshwasher.

• Inside laundry with cabinet storage.

• Beautiful community pool and spa with firepit, clubhouse and nearby neighborhood park.

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