The 1.64-acre parcel located directly on the coveted Route 1 corridor in Lewes, DE was being utilized as a commercial rental property.

An unsolicited offer prompted the sellers to investigate potential opportunities with their commercial real estate Advisors, John McClellan and Kelly Jeter. The analysis indicated that while the offer was strong, it may have been below market given the current level of activity. The McClellan Team advised the Sellers to publicly list and market the property to receive maximum value. After four strong offers were received, final negotiations lead to a selling price over 50% greater than the original offer with a timely closing before the end of 2021.

“I am confident that our success was largely due to our efforts to maximize publication and marketing of the property and avoiding a “pocket listing” mentality,” said John of the McClellan Team. “It was our pleasure to work with the buyers on this transaction to bring our client’s goals to fruition.”

Joe and Brent Reed of Cape Realty represented the buyer. The new owners are presently evaluating various uses for the property and are actively seeking tenants.

If you would like to further discuss how the SVN Difference can positively affect the marketing of your commercial property, as well as available purchase opportunities, please contact the McClellan Team at, or by phone at 410.543.2440.

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