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Tara
Selling Historic Home
Tara

Hi everyone, My husband and I purchased and remodeled an abandoned home in small town, metro Atlanta 4 years ago. We have been attempting to sell it for the past 2 years but are having no luck finding the right buyer. Everyone seems to love the house but we can't make it to closing. Where can I connect with historic home buyers? Can anyone suggest a great website to market our property or where to find a motivated agent?
I am attaching a few pictures to give you an idea of the home. It was built in 1896. It is located in the historic district listed on the National Historic Register. It is a converted Greek revival, originally a farmhouse. The home is 4487 Sq. Ft. with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There is a small Harry Potter room, which is neat and even some push button light switches. We updated everything, added A/C and added some storage. We need help to sell this house. We love rehabbing old homes but we can't move on. 

Clarence
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Clarence

 You could start by contacting Architects that do Historical restorations they may have clients looking for historical homes. I have retired from the plastering trade and did many projects in Charleston, SC. &  a couple in Savanna, GA.

Try Historic Properties.com in Savanna, Ga. also contact Charleston Historical Society people working in these places have many contacts and know of others who work this field.

It would also help if you know the history of the house and can provide the documents supporting the claim. To inclue pictures.

Tara
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Tara
Clarence wrote:

 You could start by contacting Architects that do Historical restorations they may have clients looking for historical homes. I have retired from the plastering trade and did many projects in Charleston, SC. &  a couple in Savanna, GA.

Try Historic Properties.com in Savanna, Ga. also contact Charleston Historical Society people working in these places have many contacts and know of others who work this field.

It would also help if you know the history of the house and can provide the documents supporting the claim. To inclue pictures.

Thank you. These tips are helpful. I will give them a try. 

 

 

Todd82TA
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Todd82TA

It's a gorgeous home. If a home isn't selling though, then it's usually the cost of the home is too high for the area.

Don't sell yourself short though, I would also try contacting a bunch of magazines and getting the home out there. It's nice enough that, if well staged, it could easily be a feature on one of the many magazines. That will help give it some prominance.

 

HistoricSigns
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HistoricSigns

I'm not a real estate agent, I am a signmaker of historic house signs, both house mounted by the entry and also double-sided hanging signs. I wonder if you are attracting enough volume of passers-by on the road. From your photos (gorgeous house) I can't tell how far back from the road your house is situated but if the house cannot be seen from the road, may I suggest a circa sign hanging from a post out where the driveway meets the road. Can add the house name - surely you have one right? - and the circa year, or the original owner or built for name since you have done the research.  I looked at your pics, didn't see a historic house plaque on it, and I would imagine you are competiing for historic cache among all the other old houses in your district. Here are some examples of what I mean, made by me, and now on display and formalizing the historical significance of their old houses. I have an historic house sign gallery (click link)   PS. Makes a great gift!  

Jack
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Jack

Have you gotten an apraisal to compare to your asking price?

Jack
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Jack

By the way furnished houses are easier to sell than empty ones.

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