This spectacular Stone Home on several acres was in Northumberland County. A very special home on what we call a “Lollipop” lot – a long (700′) driveway that opened into several acres around the house.
These lots are created when a farmer buys the farm and severs off the house – while keeping the workable land to a maximum. The result is a stone home surrounded by pastures and fields. Really neat.
In this case – I had helped the owner purchase about 15 years earlier. The time had come when it was getting to be too much for a single women. She called several times, we had long talks about the timing and life in general.
After a few months she made the decision to list. We went through the process of listing the home. Shooting the photos and videos, creating the websites and getting the promotional materials ready. We went to work.\
Immediately we had showings from our community.
After a week – the seller called and said that she just couldn’t sell right now —— “I not ready Dave”. .
We respect that
We took the platform down
But – a member of our community felt a strong pull to the home and was very disappointed.
THE NEXT YEAR
We started again – this time she was sure – she needed another year in the house.
We rebuilt the system and immediately published to our community. Thatsame family from a year before called right away and were out to see it.
The home sold in a week – clean and neat.