Why Some Listings In Fairfax, Virginia Sell And Some Don’t

Are you a seller with a home similar to 12794 Fair Briar Ln in Fairfax County that hasn’t sold?

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Did you know that in Gates of Fair Lakes:

  • the average number of days on the market is 38.
  • the most expensive unit on the market is 4542 Superior Sq.
  • the least expensive unit on the market is 12794 Fair Briar Ln.
  • 12794 Fair Briar Ln is currently listed for $256,500.

For collected unit sellers, a place of residence that won’t sell can cause desperation! A few questions to ask your agent include:

  • Is the price right?
  • How does your listing look compared with the units priced similarly?
  • Since the day you listed, what units have accepted offers, how many days did it take, and what price were they asking?

Recently Sold At Gates of Fair Lakes

Come home to the security and convenience of this rare, 4-Level Luxury Garage townhome, located inside a Gated community, in the heart of Fair Lakes.

12797 Fair Briar Ln

This open, yet inviting 4-level former builder model boasts an abundant amount of natural sunlight, a wall of windows, patio doors that lead out to the covered balcony, making this home a delight to entertain inside or out. The upscale kitchen features 42~ maple cabinetry, recessed LED lighting, Corian counters, stainless steel appliances, gas range with Accu-temp cooking, built-in microwave plus a breakfast bar for those occasional fast-paced meals, all of the modern-day conveniences that will speak to your inner chef. Away from it all are the additional two levels which feature, generous sized bedrooms, walk-in closets, baths, the 4th level suite is a perfect retreat, art studio, man cave, she-loft, teenage hangout or private guest suite. The community is within easy access to all major commuter routes, shopping, Wegmans, Whole Foods, upscale restaurants, and the quaint shops at Fairfax Corner. Plus lots of walking paths, nightlife, and nearby tennis. A commuter shuttle picks you up at the community entrance, ideal for George University students or those needing to travel by Metro. The monthly maintenance fee includes the outdoor pool, fitness room, game room, business center, water, sewer, snow removal, and trash services; the only thing missing is you! [Gates of Fair Lakes$389,900]

Newly renovated 1 Bedroom in the heart of Fair Lakes! The kitchen features brand new stainless steel appliances, soft close cabinets, and granite countertops! The living room/dining area features newer hardwood flooring.

12804 Fair Briar Ln

An updated bath has double sinks and ample storage space. Large mudroom leads to a one-car garage plus an additional parking space in the lot, means never worrying about where to park! Save money on gym memberships with a community fitness center and pool. Hungry? Plenty of nearby restaurants or follow your nose to the Chic-fil-a (except on Sundays, of course). Convenient to 66 and Fairfax county parkway. Welcome home! [Gates of Fair Lakes$249,999]

If you are looking for a new home in the Fair Lakes area, this could be it.

12759 Fair Briar Ln

Former model end unit condo townhouse close to shopping, restaurants, Wegmans, Whole Foods, I-66. Spacious open floor plan on the main level features gas fireplace and tons of windows for light and bright days. Kitchen has stainless appliances, gas stove, pantry. Laundry area with full-sized washer and dryer. The second level features a large master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet. Second bedroom and bath complete this area. Upper level has a large bedroom with its own private full bath. Great views from every room. The community has an outdoor pool, picnic areas, a community center with billiard and fitness centers. So much to enjoy! [Gates of Fair Lakes$392,999]

Here are some reasons places will sometimes have no action:

  • Parking — A difficult driveway or a property without good parking can be slow to sell.
  • Decor — Neutral decor doesn’t excite anyone, but flashy decor can distract home buyers.
  • Photos — If your listing has yet to sell, you may want to revisit the photos you’re using to present it on the MLS.
  • Location — Every location has a buyer, but once in a while it takes a while to find THAT buyer

These are problems we’ve seen before and the challenges we know how to overcome. Are you reflecting on the thought of selling your unit in Gates of Fair Lakes? If so, it’s intelligent to really consider what places besides your home have recently sold for. Sold units can give a real estate seller an idea what the seller’s own abode will fetch. Email Will Nesbitt to get a free and more accurate assessment of your home’s value.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.