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Pricing Your Property

The single most important decision you will make with your Coldwell Banker Sarazen Realty Real Estate Professional is determining the right asking price for your property.

Once you've achieved a realistic sale price, you can count on your property being professionally marketed and promoted to bring more buyers to your door. You can also expect to sell your home for the best possible price in the least amount of time.

The Benefits of Pricing Right

  • Your property sells faster, it is exposed to more qualified buyers.
  • Your home doesn't lose its "marketability".
  • The closer to market value, the higher the offers.
  • A well-priced property can generate competing offers.
  • Real Estate Professionals will be enthusiastic about presenting your property to buyers.

Determining the Value of Your Home

The market ultimately determines the true value of your property.

Before you compare your home to similar properties and establish a competitive list price, the following points should be considered:

  • Location
  • Size
  • Style
  • Condition
  • Community Amenities
  • Buyer Supply
  • Financing Options

Getting to Know Your Market

A comparative market analysis is an indicator of what today's buyers are willing to pay for a home. It compares the market activity of homes similar to yours in your neighbourhood. Those that have recently sold represent what buyers are prepared to pay. The homes currently listed for sale represent the price sellers hope to obtain. Those listings that have expired were generally overpriced or poorly marketed.

Understanding the Factors that Influence Overpricing

  • Extensive renovations/hidden costs
  • Desire to purchase in a higher-priced area
  • Original cost of the home was too high
  • Lack of real market information
  • Building in "bargaining room"
  • Perceived emotional value

The Result of Overpricing

Many sellers believe that if they price their home high initially, they can lower it later.

Often, when a home is priced too high, it experiences little activity. Gradually the price will come down to market value, but by that time it's been for sale too long and some buyers will be wary and reject the property.

On occasion, the price is dropped below market value because the seller runs out of time. The property sells for less than it's worth.

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