109 Scarborough Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, De 19971 | $1,299,000

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Property Details

Charming shingled beach cottage with large wraparound front porch, open living space with vaulted ceiling and wood burning fireplace. The home has 2 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms up, located only 3 blocks to the ocean and 1/2 block to Rehoboth
  • MLS Number: 731640
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $1,299,000
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Dewey To Lewes East Of Canal
  • Community: South Rehoboth
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 1,897
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $1,106
  • City Taxes: $380
  • Trash Fee: $275
  • Pool: Inground
  • Furnished: No
  • Lot Dimensions: 50x100
  • Lot Square Feet: 5,000
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.11
  • Lot Description: Landscaped
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Public Central Sewer
  • Community Amenities: Beach, Sidewalks

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Breakfast Bar, Countertops - Granite, Kitchen/Family Room Combo
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Heating: Forced Air, Heat Pump(s)
  • Cooling: Central A/C, Heat Pump(s)
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
  • Basement: Crawl Space
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Fridge w/Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven/Range Gas, Range Hood, Washer/Dryer Stack, Water Heater Tankless
  • Interior Features: Bedroom-Entry Level, Built In Bookcases, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Wood, Insulated Door(s), Insulated Window(s), Insulation, Screen(s), Skylight(s), Vaulted Ceilings, Window Treatments

Exterior Features

  • Style: Cape Cod/Salt Box
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Shake, Vinyl Siding
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation: Concrete Block
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Deck - Rear, Porch - Screened, Porch - Wrap Around
  • Exterior Features: Fencing-Full, Outside Shower, Pool-In Ground, Solar Panels

Listing Courtesy of JACK LINGO REHOBOTH

How-to Books Can’t Guarantee Rehoboth Beach Real Estate Agent

 

There is an interesting theory about why some Rehoboth Beach real estate agents complete so many more home purchases than do others. It isn’t that ‘success breeds success’ (although the thing we call “momentum” is certainly real enough). It has to do with being able to harness two somewhat opposing character traits.

In any business, there seldom seem to be any irrefutable rules that guarantee prosperity…or if they do crop up from time to time, they don’t work for long. Since that’s the case, it’s odd that there are so many best-sellers proclaiming roadmaps to success. If all those books were simply rip-offs, you would think they’d quickly develop a backlash (which would kill the market for books about succeeding in business).

I’d be willing to bet that the answer lies in the commitment it takes to buy and read the book in the first place. If you don’t finish it, you feel guilty enough that you won’t blame the author. If you do finish the book, you probably already possess the energy and stick-to-it-ness that means you’re more likely to succeed in the first place.

That self-validating quality applies to Rehoboth Beach real estate agents—and most of us would probably place it at the top of the list of what makes a good agent: Persistence. Dogged single-mindedness. Tenacity. They’re traits that true go-getters possess. Those are attributes that don’t reward only real estate agents: they apply in any walk of life. Leaders tend to have them. When others falter, lose faith, or simply run out of steam, success can result from nothing more than simply not giving up.  

So what’s the ‘contrary’ attribute that doesn’t automatically belong with that first one? It has to do with teamwork. It’s the ability to make the most of the unique role that a real estate agent plays in the ‘team’ that is created with the client—the one who wishes to sell or buy a Rehoboth Beach home.

Being a true team player is what is called for, because an agent is called upon to play multiple roles. Sometimes it is to act as a crew member, whose greatest attribute will be the ability to listen well and follows the direction of the client (the captain). At other times, the agent has to become the functional team leader—the authoritative voice and consensus-maker. That’s often necessary for the many transactional real estate details. Performing both roles with good cheer and equal vigor calls for someone who relishes team collaboration—who enjoys the rewards that go with team membership. It also calls for the kind of flexibility that makes for a great substitute teacher or a great backup player in any sport. Not a character trait that automatically belongs to a never-say-die individual achievement-oriented performer!

I greatly enjoy what I get to do as a Rehoboth Beach real estate professional. It’s a team effort, all right—one that rewards perseverance with the bona fide thrill of a successful closing. If you’ll be making a real estate transition in the coming months, I hope you will consider me for your team!  Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.

For Rehoboth Beach Homes for Sale, Some Feature Plusses May be M

There are many generalizations that can be truly instructive for homeowners with Rehoboth Beach homes for sale. The undeniable importance of “location, location, location!” is a good one; de-clutter! as a main order of business is another…as is the wisdom of researching neighborhood comparables.

Anybody with homes for sale in Rehoboth Beach can usually visit the National Association of Realtors® website for useful nuggets of that kind of information. However, one article that appeared there last week seemed to me to be less than real estate gospel—although it was thought-provoking. It dealt with features that might make some homes for sale harder to sell; features that most people might assume would improve rather than curtail a home’s appeal.

The article named seven otherwise “awesome” features that the author, Jamie Wiebe, thought belonged in that category.

First was a school next door, for the main reason that traffic tie-ups deter many buyers. That’s a pretty common complaint, yet even the author had to admit that younger buyers might see the advantage of having school within walking distance. This one is a tossup—but having school a block or two away would have to be a plus!

Next came middle-of-the-action location, meaning homes for sale on busy streets, because while “you might be intrigued by the activity,” future buyers might not. That’s true of any home for sale and any feature, of course; but it’s probably true that there is some degree of risk that the current popularity of being able to walk to frequent destinations (rather than drive or use public transportation) might fade over time.

More possible minuses were assigned to multistory homes for sale (which might be avoided by older prospects shunning stairs); big backyards and small backyards (fear of yardwork for the former, lack of privacy for the latter); a swimming pool (admittedly, a must in warm climates); and tile flooring (difficult to remove). That last one is where local readers with Rehoboth Beach homes for sale might realize that citing these ‘drawbacks’ is not a uniformly useful exercise, since potential buyers who appreciate the beauty and easy maintenance of tile flooring might not be giving much weight to how difficult it is to remove. And come to think of it, people who garden might actually be willing to pay more for homes with big backyards! Just as people who hate mowing might…etc.

But we shouldn’t be too critical of the author’s approach. It’s always a good idea to consider the pros and cons of how a property will be greeted by the public. And the seventh feature is one I think every Rehoboth Beach real estate professional will agree is questionable: over-the-top renovations. The risk of striking some prospective buyers as ostentatious is possible, but the higher probability is of pricing yourself out of the market.

Part of what I offer is marketing that emphasizes a property’s most marketable features in an unarguably positive light. Give me a call if you are interested in going over how your own home is likely to fare in today’s fall market! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com