Where: 3504 W. 22nd St, just west of Cedar Lake
How much: $799,000
What: 4 BR/2 Bath Contemporary with 2,433 FSF
Listed by: Cotty Lowry (broker: Keller Williams)
When: on market since June 18
Frequently, the best way to market a home is to visualize who the likely Buyer is — then market to them.
Sometimes, the opposite works, too: imagine who isn’t going to buy the home.
That’s easy in the case of 3504 West 22nd st. (pictured above), just west of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake: anyone not in great shape, or who’s already dealing with middle age aches and pains.
That’s because this house is the most “vertical” home I’ve ever been in; I had to stop to catch my breath climbing stairs before I even got in the home — and there were at least as many more inside.
Call it the “anti-rambler.”
To the listing agent’s credit, he acknowledges the issue with a little humor (“OK, so it has a few steps — all the better to keep you in shape”).
And even though the range of prospective Buyers is narrower for a home like this, frequently the effect isn’t so much a huge discount, but longer market time.
It certainly helps that this home is less than a block from Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake, and has stunning views of downtown.