Why Did This Queen Village 3BR Sell in 2 Days?

There’s a formula to a quick single-family house sale.


Sometimes a home just zooms through the market, and this is one of them. What made it go so fast? There are several key elements that make a big difference in Philadelphia home sales. Here’s where this one hits all the right marks:

1. The Philly Blend: evidence of historic pedigree but modernized for contemporary living
2. Curb Appeal: pretty exterior on a lovely tree-lined street
3. Universally Adored Details: exposed brick, hardwood floors, glass-tile/subway tile, granite countertops, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, frameless glass shower
4. Gesture Toward Sustainability: custom solar shades
5. Not Terrible Public School Nearby: Meredith Catchment
6. Outdoor Spaces: “urban zen rear patio,” “all-but-built roof deck”
7. High WalkScore: 98

Plus, it’s just nice. Check out the gallery:

Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
Square feet: 1,480
Last Asking Price: $485,000

* Listing: 721 S 3Rd Street [Coldwell Banker Holly Mack Ward & Co]

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  • rome

    So you’re saying a well built house in excellent condition located in a nice nbhd that is reasonably priced is going to sell fast?

    • Liz Spikol

      Um, yes.

  • Seth

    I call bull! Having your house priced appropriately is why they sell fast. Any house can sell in any market if it’s accurately priced.

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  • Val Patterson

    Pricing is paramount, but I do think the points made in this piece about certain aesthetic qualities attracting buyers are very valid.

    • Liz Spikol

      Thanks, Val.

  • Grant

    I’ll take that as a compliment, I was the previous owner who did most of the “aesthetic” renovations. :) By myself. With no contractors.