How To Sell a New Home in Baxter Village


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Why do homes keep selling in Baxter Village even during this slow down? Baxter Village is a neighborhood near Charlotte NC. The architecture, amenities and planning are unique.

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  • 111 YTD DOM (Entire CMLS = XX) $378,550 YTD Ave Sale Price 6% Down from 2008 Ft Mill is Down 30% 97% Sale Price / Asking Price
  • Need statistics on number of events or something like that.
  • Clear Springs Vision The Vision is Bigger than Baxter itself Two decades ago (check this) wanted a community with Balance Brief history of the Springs (Who are the Close?) family and Spring Industries. Family has held land for over 200 years. Baxter is part of a larger vision for the Ft Mil Community (need map of community of Ft Mill) The Close Family and a team of professionals have spent much of the past decade master planning Clear Springs The Clear Springs property has been held by The Springs / Close Family for almost 200 years
  • A Community Built on Values
  • 1995, dedicated and opened to the public, signifying the first stage of the Clear Springs Plan 2300- acre wonderland of nature 26 miles of hiking/ horseback trails Steele Creek 3 lakes, incl. 35-acre Lake Hagler 1946 Dairy Barn 190-year-old log cabin 150 var. of identified wildflowers Vast array of wildlife Roughly 3 times the size of New York’s Central Park
  • A place for businesses to come and grow
  • How To Sell a New Home in Baxter Village

    1. 1. How to Sell Homes in Baxter Village Leroy Springs Home, Circa 1810
    2. 2. Home Equity has increased $1billion since April 2009 Obama Admin Monthly Housing Scorecard
    3. 3. Keeping Score $378,500 Days On Market 111 Days Down 6% from 2008 Ft Mill is Down 30% 97% Up 2 Days from 2008
    4. 4. Two Goals for Today <ul><li>Discover why is Baxter continues to do well in this market? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Talk about how to sell homes in Baxter </li></ul>
    5. 5. Well Located in the Metro Area
    6. 6. Reason 1: Amenities & Events <ul><li>Events and More Events </li></ul><ul><li>Town Center </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Orchard Park Elementary </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Upcountry Architectural Style </li></ul><ul><li>Front Porches </li></ul>Reason 2: Homes & Architecture Estate Homes Various Architectural Styles Inviting Streetscapes Front Porches
    8. 8. <ul><li>It began 200 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>The Vision is Larger Than Baxter Village </li></ul><ul><li>The Springs / Close Family held over 6000 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Created Clear Springs Development and lead to planning two decades ago </li></ul>Reason 3: Heritage Ft Mill has a long history with the textile industry Original Gold Hill School The Architecture Remains the Same
    9. 9. Reason 4: Core Values Economic Balance Environmental Stewardship Community Livability
    10. 10. <ul><li>Began in 1984 by the Close Family </li></ul><ul><li>Visit other successful communities </li></ul><ul><li>Charettes with town planners </li></ul><ul><li>The plan is larger than just Baxter </li></ul>Planning History Lesson
    11. 11. Imitate Others Success Doyletown, PA Bucks County, PA Chester, SC Baxter Village
    12. 12. Environmental Stewardship “ Our key planning belief is that growth does not mean the destruction of the things you love, therefore we must balance growth and environmental stewardship” - Clear Springs Dev Co Anne Springs Close Greenway (Community Amenity!)
    13. 13. Economic Balance “ We can and must provide economic growth and net fiscal benefit for the area” – Clear Springs Dev Co (Community Amenities!)
    14. 14. Community Livability Create a neighborhood where you can live and live here, too. – Clear Springs Dev Co <ul><li>Baxter Village </li></ul><ul><li>1033 acres </li></ul><ul><li>500+ acres of open space </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5 miles of trails </li></ul>
    15. 15. Amenities Like No Other York County Public Library Orchard Park Elementary School YMCA Urgent Care Center Town Center
    16. 16. 11 Places to Eat Dry Cleaner Wine Shop Starbucks Dance Studio Ice Cream Shop Why is Baxter “Livable” for my family? Town Center Community Livability A Testimonial
    17. 17. Good Architecture = Better Lifestyle Front Porches Do Make a Better Neighborhood
    18. 18. Front Porches Make a Better Neighborhood Do Front Porches and Sidewalks make a difference?
    19. 19. Baxter Pattern Book <ul><li>Do it by the book </li></ul><ul><li>(No personality decisions) </li></ul><ul><li>The Guide Book for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Renovations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architectural Decisions </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. We Stuck to the Plan
    21. 21. Five Builders Working Together Evans Coghill Homes Saussy Burbank David Weekley Homes SE Miller Homes Pulte Townhomes
    22. 22. Community Livability Activities and Events <ul><li>Year Round Activities and Events </li></ul><ul><li>Xxx (need #) events and clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Kost – Full Time Director </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Property Taxes (45% less than Meck County) </li></ul><ul><li>Ft Mill Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Location – Area amenities </li></ul>Advantage Baxter
    24. 26. A Vision that has become of community