For sale signs are like chicken pox, one normally makes more appear. Before long the peaceful street resembles the sound stage for House Hunters. With multiple options, how does a buyer make a selection?
Within a subdivision of similar homes, price normally is king. After all, why would a buyer pay more for a home than they need to? Do you pay more for chicken "just because you can"?
But our home has granite squares, thus the laws of human nature are null and void". Granite certainly looks nice, but frankly so does five thousand dollars in savings. I've seen buyers flock to Formica to save a few bucks. Be very wary of updating for profit these days.
Since kindergarten we have been told to "wait our turn". Sadly this does not apply to selling a home. Properties do not sell in the order they were listed. Buyers pick the best bargain on the market AT THAT MOMENT.
Got your home ten thousand above the neighborhood average? Odds are your home is being used to sell other homes in the subdivision. Those fruit baskets that have been appearing on your doorstep? Just a thank you from the neighbors, there home is under contract. At least you got some fresh fruit. Pass me a kiwi!