Where:  5229 Chowen Ave. South in Southwest Minneapolis.
What:  4 BR/2 BA stucco bungalow with 2,100 square feet in mint condition.
When: came on the market April 4; under contract April 10.
How much: listed for $395,000
Who:  listed by Ross Kaplan, Edina Realty City Lakes; sold by Andrew Olive, Edina Realty 50th & France.

On a “macro” level, the housing headlines are abysmal (yes, I’m aware).

On a micro level, however, it continues to be the case that well-prepped, well-priced homes in desirable neighborhoods . . . sell.

Like 5229 Chowen (see also, “Hot New Listing in Southwest Minneapoolis”).

It’s a Hit!

My clients spent the better part of March doing cosmetic updates, taking care of the Minneapolis point-of-sale inspection, working with my stager, etc.

As a result, when it came on the market April 4, the home was in tip-top condition — and attracted an instant crowd (the Broker Open alone had more than 30 agents through!).

The Buyer showed up scarcely 4 days later, and the deal was inked two days after that.

Elapsed market time:  6(!) days.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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