4321 PUGET DRIVE, VANCOUVER
ASKING PRICE $2.88-million
SELLING PRICE $2.79-million
DAYS ON MARKET Eight
LISTING AGENT Bryan Yan, Regent Park Realty
The Action: The sellers had lived in the house for 22 years and the buyers are a couple with grown children who intend on living in the house, says agent Bryan Yan. The house had been listed twice before Yan took over the listing. It had originally been listed in 2015 for $2.988-million.
What They Got: This house's biggest selling feature is its panoramic mountain and city views from one of the highest vantage points on the west side. The house was custom built in 1979, with 13-foot, 6-inch vaulted ceilings, skylights and four big bedrooms and four bathrooms over three levels. It includes three sundecks, a garage, and a mature garden. It is within walking distance of several elementary and secondary schools. The house sits on a 33-by-130-foot lot.
The Agent's Take: The downside of the house is the long, steep flight of stairs to the front door. It's also on a busy section of Puget Drive. Mr. Yan marketed the house using only view pictures because he knew the steep stairs and dated exterior might turn off buyers. Houses on 33-foot lots on the west side typically sell for between $2.5-million and $3-million.