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Setting a House Sale Price that will get your Property Sold

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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If you’re looking to get your home sold in a timely manner, it’s important that you set a reasonable, attainable sales price to interest and attract potential buyers. Depending on your individual property, there are several factors that can determine your house sale price.

How to Decide on your House Sale Price

Take the Temperature of the Market

Depending on the state of the economy and other recent sales in your area, the housing market is either going to be receptive or cold to another seller by the time you decide to take that step.

While trying to determine your house sale price (otherwise known as the asking price), you will first need to conduct a comprehensive assessment of what other comparable properties sold for in your neighborhood. It’s likely that a potential buyer or their realtor will be conducting the same research and will use it as leverage if you overprice it.

When you hire a real estate broker, they will be able to pull relevant figures that pertain to local sales. At that point, you should be able to form a complete and accurate valuation in choosing your asking price.

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The Need for Speed

It isn’t uncommon for you, the seller, to want your home sold as quickly as possible. In this case, there are certain demands and requirements you can ease up on to attract leads in half the time.

  • One way to do this is by setting your asking price on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of what similar homes in your area have typically sold for.
  • By setting a low sale price, your home has more value for potential buyers.
  • This will drum up a herd mentality of interested leads looking to get in on the action before it’s off the market.
  • You can further inspire interest in these leads by hosting open houses where these potential buyers will see just how many others are interested in the same property. This might facilitate a quick sale.

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Examine your Surroundings

Everyone’s neighborhood is unique. That being said, the businesses and establishments that are in your neighborhood could drastically affect your house sale price. Neighborhoods with burgeoning business centers or innovative shopping malls tend to attract more buyers to certain areas.

When there’s more leisure centers and jobs available, people usually congregate near them. Don’t undersell your home just because you don’t take into account nearby businesses. Even homes in neighborhoods that have prominent building projects underway seem to do well in terms of their sales price.

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If you follow these tactics, you might end up with a successful house sale. However, it’s probably best to enlist the services of an experienced real estate broker to get your home sold at the highest possible price.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, Finance, house sale

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