In addition to the sellers signing off this afternoon on the offer (my realtor texted me it was completed) the awesome realtor we met with yesterday just called. When she was here she mentioned she was really interested in double checking into the zoning, because her initial checking indicated it was zoned where 5 homes could be put on this acre and a quarter. She checked into it further today and was excited to call and tell me about. The guy that lives in front of us has 2 duplexes on his property. We also have crackerbox housing developments starting to surround us, within just acres of our lot now. She is really thinking a developer or someone that might want to put in some duplexes might want this property (it really is prime location). She thinks this marketing option is something definitely worth checking into more and at least trying to sell that way, if that is the case. She is going to talk to an engineer friend on Monday, show him our layout and see if he could draw out where additional homes or duplexes would go (also for marketing purposes). Then she made me fall out of my chair.............she said she thinks if we could sell it that way we could get $450,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG! THAT would be freaking amazing! So, then I asked her, what do you think it can sell for, just as is, if a developer doesn't want it, and she said around $300,000.......and that is awesome too. Way better than the $250,000 we were told last October. We'd be happy with $275,000. Either way - both numbers were very good news to us. But if we could get $450,000 we be literally in heaven.
I think this is finally our year for good things to come our way.