Not all real estate stories are home-selling horrors. Last week, Peter Demidovich, an associate broker at Realty Connect USA, had not only a good turnout at an open house in South Huntington, but an accepted offer over the $399,999 asking price.
Demidovich took to his Facebook page to spread the news, saying that he thinks it was the once-tried-and-true way he marketed the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape that led to the deal. “I sent out 500 glossy postcards and invited the neighbors to come,” he says.
About 30 people showed up. “I usually am happy with four or five couples,” he says. “Any more than that, and it’s a big success! Certain neighborhoods draw more attention to them, but I was blown away by this weekend’s turnout.” The offer came in the next day, he said.
Those who attended the open house were a mix of buyers as well as some who were scouting for family members and even an investor in search of a project. “It kind of indicates to me that people are out there, and it’s not all doom and gloom,” Demidovich says.