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#458277 - 06/29/17 06:09 AM Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas
Mithu Offline
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Registered: 06/29/17
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Loc: Texa, USA
I have a beautiful 6 bed 5 bath 3,864 sqft upgraded home in Allen, Texas that has been in the market for 83 days. Everyone who views the house says its a beautiful home well kept, but the master is upstairs. I realize that 75% of the market prefers master downstairs and its mostly northerners and westerners who prefer master up.
How do I target the population that want master up (families with young children) and ensure my house sells fast? Any tips and advice?

Here is a link to the house: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1722-Harvest-Glen-Dr-Allen-TX-75002/53126270_zpid/?fullpage=true&view=public


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#458284 - 06/29/17 08:46 AM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Mithu]
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Originally Posted By: Mithu
". . . I realize that 75% of the market prefers master downstairs and its mostly northerners and westerners who prefer master up . . ."

I didn't know that; although human beings do prefer single floor living (avoiding stairs) as they grow older. and I didn't realize it varied by region.

So do you consider Texas to be a Western State, or a Southern State ?

The biggest issue for me would be how many of those remaining 5 bedrooms are also located on the same floor as the Master, and to what extent does that limit the privacy available to it ?
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#458285 - 06/29/17 08:52 AM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Vermont]
Mithu Offline
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Thank you for your comment.

The house has 3 other bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the second floor, and 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first. I realize that my market is limited to families with small children but didn't know it would be so tough to sell it. I have no idea how to advertise it just to that small market.

I think Texas is a Southern State :), then again I am new to the US, just been here 5 years, so I might be wrong.

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#458290 - 06/29/17 11:08 AM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Mithu]
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How did you originally become interested in that configuration yourself . . . . you may just have to follow that lead.

The Architect had some vision of an anticipated audience in mind for his/her design . . . . or was it custom built for you ?

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#458299 - 06/30/17 12:39 AM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Mithu]
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Your floor plan is functionally obsolete. The only way to compensate for tis deficiency is with price. Now you need to figure out how much less this condition makes your house worth.
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#458300 - 06/30/17 01:53 AM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Mithu]
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I went to the Zillow Page and saw your home's presentation . . . . is the house now vacant ?

Also, Zillow seems to omit the Lot Size . . . . is it pretty narrow, so that the left and right buildings are the Neighbors ?

If it's just a postage stamp parcel, then, there's not much you can do about that . . . . but don't conceal it. What's the backyard like ?

Curb appeal could be enhanced by getting that lawn in shape . . . . it's looking very thin, brown and dehydrated. Maybe that's typical for your part of Texas; but a lush green lawn would take advantage of what appears to be a thoughtful front yard design.
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#459276 - 10/04/17 05:34 AM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Mithu]
IPAMAN Offline
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Registered: 08/26/17
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Loc: Tennessee
MY current Home has all 4 bedrooms,The laundry room, and a Bonus room upstairs. We have a 2 year old and 6 year old boy and have really loved this configuration.

Around 6:30pm we retreat upstairs to give the kids baths, do laundry, and watch a show or two in the bonus room. In addition to that since our master is upstairs we can both shower and get ready and not have to worry about the kids because they are close by.

Having this set up makes it really easy for getting ready at night. And we haven't had one issue with privacy or noise. We even watch Netflix in bed and the kids never hear a thing.

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#459296 - 10/05/17 09:12 PM Re: Help to sell a house with master bedroom upstairs in Allen, Texas [Re: Mithu]
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Registered: 06/27/08
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Loc: New Hampshire
This is an interesting conversation. I brokered in FL for 9 years and never came across this issue of an upstairs master bedroom. Then we moved to SC and it certainly was not an issue there either.

My best guess is that you have a price problem. Who set the list price? You or your agent?

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