When it comes time to sell anything, it is common practice to make every effort you can to get the most money as possible.  Why wouldn’t you?  Whether it is an old book or a big screen TV, you want to set a price that will be high enough to generate some kind of profit, but low enough to get people interested in buying. 

If you don’t sell that old, dusty book for $0.50, then it is not the end of the world.  However, if you price your home incorrectly, then it is a much more serious issue.  These tips might help you avoid some stress and heartache as you head down the unpredictable road of selling your home.

 

  1. Do your homework
    • Looking at what other homes have sold for in your neighborhood will give you a good starting price point.  Obviously, your price will not be exactly the same as other houses in the area because of many factors, but it will get you in the ballpark.
  2. Don’t act too fast
    • Many experienced realtors agree that setting the right listing price for your home the first time is critical.  Research shows that changing the price frequently usually leads to the house selling at a significantly lower price than what the house should have been listed at.
  3. What if you were buying instead of selling?
    • If you have lived in your home long enough, chances are you have developed some sort of attachment with it.  This makes it easy to put more value on your house than other potential buyers might.  To avoid unintentionally adding sentimental value to the listing price, it helps to put yourself in the shoes of the buyer.  It also helps getting the input of your relator to make sure a realistic price is settled upon.

 

Even with these tips, it’s extremely easy to become overwhelmed and skeptical about how to list your home.  That is where the Keller Williams team and Marie Gentile come in!  We can help with all of your selling needs and make sure your house is priced to sell as quickly as possible.  Call Marie Gentile today at (732) 333-8273.