Sold This House Twice in Four Years

10612 Pennydog La, Silver Spring, MD 20910: front view

Solid brick townhouse, very stylish inside.

I sold this house twice in four years.  In a hot market-for my buyers and then a few years later, they were my sellers.

This Colonial-style townhouse in Plyers Mill Estates had a deck, parking and a pool.

10612 Pennydog La, Silver Spring, MD 20910: Dining room, staged

The glass bowl and fruit are so elegant.


In June 2005, I was the buyer’s agent.  The market was hot, we had just lost a house a few doors down in a bidding war.  Three days later, another house on the same street.  This model with a kitchen in the back of the house was perfect.  The one we missed out on was easily forgotten.  These older townhomes are in a little enclave hidden off Georgia Avenue.  You can walk to the Metro, shops or work.

In May 2009, I worked as their listing agent.  My buyers had gotten married, were expecting a baby and suddenly, a job transfer was also a part of the mix!  This could be stressful, but I prepared them, this time as sellers.

They had made some great improvements. But, it was a much slower market.  How could we get a buyer?

I told them to unpack some of their wedding gifts.

We wanted to create a simple yet elegant look. Setting the scene by setting the table. Then we hung a few pictures, and voila — an easy and quick staging.  The right buyer came in, the baby was born, they packed up the wedding gifts and off they went.

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