The Real Worth of Your Home
Location is a very important factor when you are trying to figure out whether your house will sell right away or if it will remain on the market for quite some time. Since these are hard economic times, the location is not always the most important factor any more. The main consideration becomes the price. More and more consumers now are just more concerned with finding a home that they can easily afford.
The houses that get consumers’ attention are the ones that are new on the market. The usual thing for agents to do is to do everything they can to market the property. They use email advertising and conduct open houses. There are also some home sites that have ‘newly listed’ categories that the houses can get listed after. But the fact is that after a while the newness of the listing will pass and so will the attention that it is getting. The more time a house spends on the market, the more that buyers will feel that it is worth a lower offer. It can be very discouraging for a seller when the wait takes forever. There could be postponements on the plans that they have made to move to a new house. Some sellers even go ahead and accept a low offer because they just want the wait to end.
To make sure that you are not a victim to these circumstances, make sure that the price of your home sells it. Most sellers do not consider this. Try to notice the houses in your area that were recently sold. See which of these are almost like yours when it comes to the age, amenities, and size. This will provide you with a picture of the worth of your house. If you find a lot of homes that are being sold in your area, you should consider pricing it more competitively so that you can get the buyers’ attention.
The fact, while it is hard to believe, is that under-pricing your home is actually the key to helping you get tat maximum amount. This sounds like a crazy thing. Say for instance that you have a property that is in a good area and the houses that are similar to yours have been selling for about $190,000. The right price to start with can be $172,500. Buyers who wish to score a good deal will make you an offer right away. You will gladly end up with a bidding war and this will end up netting you a higher price.
Those who are planning to put their houses for sale should commission an appraisal by a licensed professional. Real estate brokers and agents can conduct a comparative market analysis but this is different from an appraisal since the licensed professional appraisers are more trained than they are. The appraiser knows all the techniques and the standards that houses should meet. The appraisal may not be the same as you think your house is worth but at least you have a better idea of how much you can get.