April 01, 2012

Success Story!

Success story ~ upselling a home in less than one month!

In February 2012, a couple interested in looking at historic homes for sale in Salisbury, North Carolina, came across the country from California to look at the 4000 square-foot fixer-upper at 414 Park Avenue listed at $69K.  Greg Rapp, knowing the wealth of historic houses available in this area, made appointments at several other area homes to let the couple make the most of their visit to Salisbury.  The rest of the story unfolds . . .

The couple made the tour of the vast potential of 414 Park Avenue, but also realized the vast "to-do" list that would ensue.  After looking at several other vintage homes, the couple made their offer on the “Zimmerman” house ~ a 1900 late Victorian style home in the prestigious West Square  Historic District…for $195K!!  Quite a switch up from the original $69K work-in-progress ~ and mere weeks from their first visit!  Why ~ ?

Because the c. 1900 Zimmerman home at 226 S. Ellis Street has been in the same family for over 40 years, lovingly cared for, and rock solid. The stunning open hallway, winding wood staircase, and enormous upper hall all have gleaming wood floors and fresh paint on all walls and every stair spindle.  While some components of the home need updating, this large vintage home in a tree-lined downtown neighborhood features large finished rooms, (3) upstairs bedrooms and (1) 1st floor master bedroom, (2) full baths, living room, and an open kitchen leading to its newly painted dining room. The house is move-in ready, with mature shade trees and landscaping, rocking chair front porch (of course!), and in an established neighborhood.

Why would this couple fly from California to Salisbury NC to purchase a $69K historic ‘project’ and settle on a $195K vintage house?  Because Greg Rapp showed them the potential in the area and didn’t lock the couple into a predetermined mind-set.  In short, he showed the couple their new historic home.

When you are ready to see the true and complete selection of historic homes in Salisbury/Rowan County and get your money’s worth, call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 . . . and get the real tour. There are many beautiful homes available ~ in a wide price range. For example, the c. 1852 Thomas T. Maxwell House at 300 West Horah Street. Let Greg Rapp help you write your own success story!
The c. 1852 Thomas T. Maxwell House