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How to Price

Your Home

Hey there! Let's chat about setting the perfect price for your home – it's a mix of hard facts and a pinch of intuition. Picture this: You're aiming for a price that does three big things: pulls in buyers like bees to honey, fills your pocket as much as possible, and gets your home off the market, pronto.


Here's the scoop: The price tag you slap on your home is like a magnet. It's what makes potential buyers either take a closer look or skip over to the next option. And, even though you're the one setting the price, it's really the buyer who decides what your home is worth in the end. It's tempting to let your excitement take the wheel and jack up the price, but trust me, that's a road you don't want to go down. Overpricing can backfire big time.

1. Why Getting the Price Right Matters

- A fair price means a swift sale, less hassle.

- More eyes on your home equals more potential buyers.

- Realtors® get more pumped to show your place.

- Expect more ring-a-dings from your ads and sign.

- It's a magnet for better offers, which means more cash for you.

- Your home won't get stale on the market.

- Bottom line? It's all about how your home stacks up against the neighbors'. Buyers are always comparing.

2. The Traps of Pricing Too High

- Overdoing the renovations.

- Wishing and hoping because you need more cash.

- Trying to level up to a pricier area.

- Paying too much at the start.

- Flying blind without solid data.

- Wanting wiggle room for negotiations.

- Not really needing to move.

- Getting hung up on the assessed value or personal attachment.

- Listening too much to family and friends.

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3. Why Overpricing Can Trip You Up

- You've got a hot minute to grab attention. Price it right to make buyers bite.

- Buyers are lurking, waiting for the perfect home at the right price. Don't miss out by aiming too high.

- A high start price thinking you can just cut it later? Bad move. Interest fades, and it's hard to reignite.

- Too pricey can mean appraisal issues, risking loan approvals and time.

- Even if your home outshines the rest, it'll be left in the dust if the price is out of touch.

- A home sitting too long on the market screams "something's wrong" to buyers and agents.

- Wrong price, wrong crowd. It's like throwing a party and wondering why nobody fits in.

- Your overpriced home could end up making the neighbors' more reasonably priced homes look like steals.

- And, ouch, the costs pile up – extra mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and maintenance can eat into your profits.

4. Where Your Real Estate Agent Comes In

- They're like your pricing guru, offering a comparative market analysis (CMA) to show how your home compares to others that have sold or are still on the market.

- Real talk: There's no magic number for a home's price. It's not about worth; it's about what the market will bear.

- You call the shots on price, influenced by how fast you want to sell, the condition of your home, and how you go about showing it off.

- Agents keep you in the loop on market trends and how similar homes are doing.

- They'll break down what you'll walk away with after the sale and can suggest sweeteners to make your home more enticing.

- Remember, agents can't control the market, just how to navigate it. Don't pick an agent based on the price they promise.

So, there you have it – setting the right price for your home is about striking a balance between the hard facts and a little bit of gut feeling. And with the right agent by your side, you're all set to make a move that feels just right.

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