This historic little country house in rural Oklahoma is situated on 6-acres on a paved road in Mayes County, Oklahoma (in Adair, OK). It sold quickly — within two weeks of my listing it.
Some people would say it’s in the middle of nowhere. I like to think that it’s convenient to everywhere, northwest of Adair, northeast of Claremore, east of Foyil, southeast of Chelsea, south of Vinita, southwest of Big Cabin. How did this historic little country house in rural Oklahoma (on 6-acres in Adair) sell so quickly?
The buyer found this hisoric little country house quickly because she was looking for a small equine property and this one was priced right. I met the REALTOR® with her buyer to show the advantages of this historic little country house in rural Oklahoma:
- Built in 1914, this historic little country house in rural Oklahoma is still standing after 98 years. You just cannot say that about many homes in northeast Oklahoma. We only became a state in 1907, and so to find a home built in 1914 that is still livable, updated, energy efficient, cute as a button, and capable of supporting a small horse training business with a reasonable price is pretty unique. Just the fact that it hasn’t blown away in a hundred years is amazing. It’s obviously in a good spot.
- It has high ceilings and two chimneys where wood stoves can be installed.
- It’s got those wonderful 1″ x 12″ baseboards that protect the plaster and lathe walls.
- It’s got extra insulation in the walls, in the attic, and under the floor.
- It has a beautifully updated kitchen that overlooks the five-acre horse pasture. The kitchen appliances are energy efficient and the cabinets are high-quaility hickory wood cabinets with dovetail corners made by Kraft Maid. The drawers glide smoothly.
- It has a Bosch tankless hot water heater.
- It has a new, energy-efficient furnace in the attic.
- It has insulated replacement windows.
- It has insulated steel exterior doors.
- The rooms seem large because of the high ceilings.
- It’s been rewired and replumbed.
- It’s got an old barn with a fraidy hole on the east side that could also be used to store garden implements.
- There’s a great little site for a garden plot near the little creek that crosses the property.
- It has three water sources: rural water, a hand-dug well that’s begging for a little roof and a bucket to become a “wishing well,” and a thousand-gallon cistern located to collect rain water from the roof.
- This little pioneer house stood out in the Oklahoma countryside when it’s original family needed to be self-sufficient.
Why did this historic little country house rural Oklahoma (Adair, OK) sell so quickly? Here’s the main reason: My sellers did everything I asked them to do. They were amazing.
- They priced it to sell. They hired an appraiser and had a professional opinion as to the home’s value. Then they priced it at the appraisal value rather than playing games.
- I showed them the competition. Together we studied the market and realized that there was only a 5 percent chance of selling the house within 30 days. We had a contract within 16 days. My sellers knew that they had to go where the buyers were. Since you cannot move the house, they decided to move the price to a point at which the house would be affordable and desirable.
- They made repairs and a few cosmetic changes.
- They put a full home warranty on the house that will cover the sellers and the buyer through the first year: the AHS Flex-Plan Combo.
- They were willing to pay the buyer’s closing costs so that she could obtain an RDA loan.
How did this historic little country house in rural Oklahoma sell so quickly? They buyer loves it and the sellers want to sell it.
Why did this historic little country house in rural Oklahoma sell so quickly? Opportunity met preparedness, i.e., we were lucky.
Now I’ve got to find another just like it with fabulous pasture at an affordable price within an hour of Tulsa, because there are more buyers looking for similar horse properties. Here’s what they just missed.
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