If you want to sell your house fast, then pricing matters. After all, few people enjoy opening their home to strangers and having it on the market for multiple months. Therefore, when you price your home correctly from the start, you can sell your house fast and experience less stress. Here are some pricing tips to consider:
1. Look at what has recently sold, not what is currently listed. Most people know the importance of looking at comparable listings. However, many sellers do this research by looking at homes that are currently listed for sale. Unfortunately, this is not the best data to rely on. If you want to sell your house fast, a better approach is to look at what has recently sold. Realize that you can list your home for any price you want. But that doesn’t mean a buyer will be willing to pay that. Focusing on what has sold (which offers proof of what price the market will bear) is more important.
2. Listen to your Realtor. If you needed medical advice, who would you trust? A doctor, or your friend who is a teacher? Chances are you’d listen to the doctor. Likewise, when you’re selling your home, who should you defer to for the best advice? Your Realtor, or people who are not in the real estate profession? I hope you’ll trust your Realtor. Assuming you’ve talked with several real estate agents and listed with one you felt was professional and capable, you should rely on their expertise when deciding on a listing price. If you don’t agree with their listing price, by all means ask questions, but really listen to their answers. Then focus on point number 3 below.
3. Make your decision based on logic, not emotion. Selling anything, including your home, is a business transaction. Therefore, it should be treated as such and viewed from a logical business perspective, not an emotional one. Sure, you have many great memories and fond feelings of your home, but you’re not selling those. You’re selling the physical dwelling. Therefore, to sell your house fast, look at the data, listen to the experts, and price your home logically.
Selling your home for the best price is an important task. Let us help you get the most for your home … and sell it quickly. Contact us today!