So you have made the decision to list your home. Here are a few things to consider prior to putting it on the market-with a little information and attention, expensive mistakes can be avoided.
Pricing Your Home Correctly
The single biggest mistake people make is setting the asking price for their home too high. An amount suited both to the home and to the market conditions attracts the greatest number of pre-qualified buyers. In our present Conejo Valley market, a home priced correctly might bring you multiple offers, and you could end up selling for even more than your listed price.
I had a friend of mine recently sell her home, and she was smart and priced it right in the market. Her house was on the market for less than one day and she already had Realtors circling her block trying to find it even before the sign was up in the yard. Her home was in escrow in under one week from the day that she listed it. When she listed her home, she had two other houses in her neighborhood with similar floor-plans that were both on the market before hers, and they were both still on the market after hers had sold. What made the biggest difference between them?
Any questions you may have before you list or buy your next home?
Feel free to contact me anytime.
Pamela Blankenship. Realtor