Are you thinking about selling your house?
Well, Come on Down! You're the Next Contestant on The Price is Right!
If you're like me, you might have spent your formative years of your childhood in front of the television listening to the late Johnny Olson or Rod Roddy bellowing that famous line before excited contestants scurried down the aisle and ran up to plant a wet one on Bob Barker's cheek. A 35 year era in television game shows ended June 15, 2007 when Bob Barker hosted his final show. Drew Carey has taken over hosting duties and holds court as contestants bid on prizes, spin the big wheel, and compete in the Showcase Showdown.
On the famous game show, contestants were cautioned to be the closest bid to the actual retail price without going over the price. If their guess was higher than the actual price of an item, they automatically lost the game. Okay, enough of the rules, you know how the game works.
Well, I may have the same initials as Bob Barker, and I'm quite a bit younger, have less gray hair, and a bit better looking (or so I've been told).
My job as a professional Realtor is to guide my clients who wish to sell their homes and make sure that The Price is Right! As a listing agent, I am the host of your house when it's on the market. You want the winning bid to come in from buyers looking at your home. My job is to help you price your home correctly for the current real estate market.
To do this, I'll provide you with detailed information about homes that have sold in your neighborhood, homes that are currently on the market, and homes that did not sell. We might even go out together to look at homes currently on the market that will be competing against yours in order to determine a competitive price for yours. I call this the seller's field trip. No permission slips needed.
On The Price is Right, audience members often shouted out suggested bids to try to help the contestants. Similarly, your neighbors, friends, and colleagues may try to give you advice on pricing when you decide to sell your home. It's best to leave the advice for the professional Realtor who knows the market, has your interests in mind, and will help price your home to sell -- not to sit.
If you have a home to sell in Northern Virginia or Washington D.C., call me today at 703-626-0715, visit my Northern Virginia real estate website, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll discuss a strategy for setting the right price and you'll come away a winner.
I may even let you give me a kiss on the cheek.
If The Price isn't Right, all you'll get are a few useless parting gifts.