Truth is, most of the time, when a bidding war breaks out, the broker is caught completely by surprise. That’s fine, as long as the broker has the good sense to realize what’s happening, and then just get out of the way!
That might be what happened recently at 29 Evergreen Road; great old 1947 ranch on .51 acres in the R-12 zone. An over-sized lot, and the particular topography of it, probably made this very attractive to builders. The place was gone in a weekend, and I’m guessing it went over ask. $100K? 200K? Can’t wait to see!
Here’s a couple more that recently went over ask:
Useful tip: Click on the listing link, then select “map”. On the map, click on the little star showing on the lot, then click “Bird’s Eye”.
Also try “street view” (not always available).