Pricing Your Bristow, VA Home For Sale
Bristow, VA is a suburb of Northern Virginia that grew up during the real estate boom. There were one off homes here and there on larger tracts of land before then, and those are unique. But the majority of Bristow homes are in subdivisions like Braemar, Victory Lakes or Kingsbrooke where there were only a handful of floor plans available for a buyer to choose from. Pricing one of these Bristow cookie cutter homes for sale is not something that needs to be over thought.
In a neighborhood where there are other homes that have the same exact floor plan as you, pricing for sale can be done by taking a quick look at the homes like yours that have sold. Minor tweaks will be made for upgrades you have, or don't have. But don't expect your hardwood floors and granite counters to make your home worth $50,000 to $100,000 more than the most recent sale that had carpet and laminate counters.
An appraiser is going to come in and draw comparisons to those homes with the same or very similar floor plans that have sold recently. They aren't going to compare you to much larger homes to increase your price, just because you have upgrades the closets comps in size didn't. They will make adjustments, based on what buyers have been paying for the upgrades you have. They figure that out like this:
Let's assume two recent sales, House A and and House B are the same floor plan and alike except that House A had granite counters. House A sold for $450,000 and House B sold for $440,000. By the market extraction method that appraisers use, the granite counters would add $10,000 in value in the neighborhood.
When pricing you Bristow home in a subdivision with like houses, don't overthink pricing. You may want a higher price, but reality always comes down to the appraisal, and that is going to have homes that are most like you in size, and tweak for upgrades. Don't expect the sun, moon and stars just because your home has a few more bells and whistles than the neighbors that sold for $75,000 less than you want. In the land of Bristow subdivisions, ALL the bells and whistles, rarely add more than 10% more value than the comps.