31 OLIVE AVE, Rehoboth Beach, De 19971 | $2,195,000

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Property Details

This landmark property, formerly the stately Pleasanton Inn, is now a 7BR, 7.5BA home. A lovely year round or summer home, but currently used as a rental property. Featuring a gracious front porch, generous living spaces, and 1 block to the beach. Co
  • MLS Number: 719266
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $2,195,000
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Dewey To Lewes East Of Canal
  • Community: North Rehoboth
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 4,200
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Full Bathrooms: 7
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $1,239
  • City Taxes: $689
  • Condo Fee: $5,040
  • Trash Fee: $275
  • Furnished: Yes
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.00
  • Lot Description: Corner, Landscaped
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Public Central Sewer

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Eat In
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Heating: Forced Air, Gas - Propane, Oil
  • Cooling: Central A/C
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Tile
  • Basement: Basement - Partial,Outside Access Only,Sump Pump
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer-Electric, Fridge w/Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven/Range Gas, Oven-Self Cleaning, Range Hood, Washer, Water Heater Gas
  • Interior Features: Bedroom-Entry Level, Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Gas

Exterior Features

  • Style: Victorian
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Concrete Plank, Wood
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation: Concrete Block
  • Parking: Assigned, Driveway/Off Street
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Porch - Wrap Around
  • Exterior Features: Outside Shower, Storage Shed/Outbuilding


Rehoboth Beach Luxury Home Marketing Accounts for Basic Differen

Luxury home sales often trace a path that differs from the rest of the market. Just as high-end buyers can afford to take their time to find exactly the property they are looking for, Rehoboth Beach luxury homeowners tend to pick and choose when they will market their properties. That's pretty much what happened in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis: many luxury home owners in Rehoboth Beach decided to hold off and wait for the market to rebound before listing. Now, as the housing market continues to recover and home values continue to rise, the potential number of buyers interested in these homes is also on the upswing.

For those who have been postponing the sale of their own Rehoboth Beach luxury home, thisspring is shaping up as a likely time to act. Before you list though, it can't hurt to revisit some basic truths in high-end real estate marketing.

Selling a luxury home requires a different marketing psychology than does traditional real estate. It simply takes longer to find the buyers for these homes, so it is almost always necessary for their owners to practice extra patience throughout the sales process.

It is absolutely essential to work with a real estate professional with experience and connections in the luxury market. An experienced agent understands the ins and outs of selling a Rehoboth Beach luxury home. It's not unusual for them to have fostered a network of qualified potential buyers who may be interested in the property.

Luxury home sales are driven by the desire to attain or maintain a specific lifestyle. It is often necessary to sell the lifestyle as effectively as the home itself. This means staging the home properly, highlighting specific "starring" details, and making sure that everything inside and out is immaculately maintained. It means a little more work for both home owner and agent, but the plus side is the size of the reward at day's end.

If you have a luxury home in Rehoboth Beach and suspect that now is the right time to sell, contact me for the kind of reliable guidance that brings success!

Mystery of The 184 Things Your Rehoboth Beach Real Estate Agent

As its name clearly implies, The 184 Things a Real Estate Agent Does for You is an exhaustive list of the actions a Rehoboth Beach real estate agent is called upon to perform on behalf of a client. It is an authentic real estate Golden Oldie.
Whenever someone wonders aloud what it is that Rehoboth Beach real estate agents do to earn their commissions, many of we agents have the option of digging around in a drawer for a wrinkled printout of The 184 Things. If there were a Real Estate Hall of Fame, The 184 Things would be sure to have its own spotlighted exhibit…or even an interactive video display (so the kids could push colored buttons that would seem to make the list interactive).
Since the list is 184 items long, it’s a good bet that, given the option, very few of our clients would have read the whole thing (if they had, they’d probably be so exhausted they might well reconsider selling their house at all).
Actually, the truth is real estate agents don’t perform all 184 in the course of any single home buying or selling transaction. Some items refer to specific kinds of deals; some others aren’t always necessary. But they’re all authentic, and for most Rehoboth Beach transactions, we really do execute on a lot more than half of them. To give you the flavor, they are actions like “Verify legal description,” “Confirm lot size via owner’s copy of certified survey, if available,” “Prepare detailed list of property’s ‘inclusions & conveyances’…,” and so on.
Like so many other epochal historical events, the birth of The 184 Things seems shrouded in mystery. You might think that the reason is because it happened so long ago—but 2006 isn’t really that long ago. Perhaps the mists of time haven’t actually had a chance to fully enshroud the event…so maybe simple confusion is responsible. Most historical citations credit its origin to a 2006 House of Representatives Financial Services Sub-Committee hearing, during which the president-elect of the NAR presented the Things at the conclusion of her testimony. This could have happened after some House member made the innocent mistake of asking what real estate agents do to earn their commissions…but the actual exchange that provoked the list has been lost for all time.
At any rate, despite the House hearing being often credited as the point of origin for The 184 Things, there are problems with that story. The House archives’ transcript of the hearing shows a written Attachment that has 180 Things—not 184! But that’s not the only mystery, because the Attachment has a footnote, which seems to credit the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. It’s only after you consult the ORRA’s web site that you come upon what may be the original list, with all 184. If they ever do build a Real Estate Hall of Fame, it could be a reason to put it in Florida…
I don’t need to do each one of The 184 Things every time I set about helping a client buy or sell their Rehoboth Beach home—but it’s certain I do an awful lot of them. My own list is simply one with all of the things that need to be done—and that turns out to be different for every client and every property. The first item is always the same, though—and it’s all yours: call me! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.