2088 Barclay St., Unit 302, Vancouver
List price: $1.148-million
Sale price: $1.148-million
Days on market: Nine
Maintenance fee: $469.28
Listing agent: Ian Watt, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
About 20 parties went through the open house and the agent received one offer.
The unit sold three years ago for $645,000, so it nearly doubled in price. Listing agent Ian Watt represented the buyers at the time, a professional couple, and he says he had to persuade them to purchase it. “It was awful, with brown and mustardy colours.” But the kitchen and bathrooms had been renovated, so it only required paint and new flooring. Now, the couple has decided to sell and rent elsewhere. The buyers are moving from the West End and wanted something quiet.
What they got
The one-bedroom was built in 1993, so it’s larger than today’s standard, at 842 square feet. Units adjacent to Stanley Park rarely come available, Mr. Watt said. The modern suite was immaculate, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a lot of light, and steps to the seawall and Robson Street, so it sold easily. Pets are allowed and one parking stall is included.
The agent’s take
“Everybody wants something west of Denman [Street], which is mostly co-ops, leaseholds and rentals. But this is a freehold strata [unit] and a good building. And nothing has sold in that building in a long time," Mr. Watt said. “If you have a unique property, there are buyers out there that will pay the price, but if it’s generic you won’t get top dollar any more.”