Tips to Successfully Price Your Home: How Much is Your House Worth?

Real Estate Agent with Reece & Nichols

Successfully selling your home is a difficult task. Pricing your home is just a part of this process, but very important to say the least. Correctly pricing your home is the main factor that will determine how long your house will stay on the market and how much profit you will make. A seller must be involved, dedicated, and willing to change the price of their home to reflect the market value. Here are some tips to price your home and successfully sell. 

1st Tip: Analyze Price Competition

Determine how many homes have been selling in your area and, in general, for what kind of prices. Realtors will help you with prices, but you should prepare yourself for the competition. If it is a buyer’s market, like we are currently experiencing, your home has to be the best looking home with the best value in order to sell fast with the highest rate of return. You will eventually price your home to sell, so consider how your home compares to others around you and make the changes to be competitive. Also see: How to Price Your Home.

2nd Tip: Ask For Professional Help

You can do your own market research and analysis, but professional knowledge will help you price your home to reflect the real market and continue to assist you throughout the selling process. Real estate agents can educate you about home price ranges and sales in your area. To find out how much your home can sell for, request a free comparative market analysis, or CMA. You will know how much the houses that have similar features to yours have recently sold for in your area. The sold prices are the tested prices in the market, and reflect what the buyers in today’s market are willing to pay for a home similar to yours. An appraisal will give you the price of your home by a certified appraiser at a given time. Real estate agents will visit your home to give their opinion on the likely selling price. Agents should suggest strategies for pricing your home competitively in the current market.

3rd Tip: Improve your Home’s Value

Forget about your personal preferences. Your memories and shared family moments don’t matter to the next family, and you should concentrate on improving the home for the next buyer. Remodeling the kitchen, adding a bathroom, or landscaping may or may not increase the overall worth and price of your home, but will definitely help attract buyers when deciding which house to buy. Remember buyers may not have your taste, so don’t be too creative when improving. Home prices vary greatly from area to area and your neighborhood may have a home sales price cope that potential buyers are willing to pay in that specific area. Be careful in improving your home too much. You may not recover your total investment after pricing and selling your home.

When pricing your home and preparing to sell, the most important thing is realizing how greatly prices differ from area to area. Remember selling your home fast with the highest rate of return is a goal. The longer your home is on the market, the less profit you will make. Pricing your home is an important part of the home-selling process. These tips should help you determine your home’s worth and successfully sell.

Get more help with pricing and selling your home. Request your free market analysis CMA.

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 Ana Spradling Your Realtor with Real Results

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Comments (1)

Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Ana,  These are some great tips that sellers should take heed of.  Happy Holidays to you!

Dec 15, 2011 12:32 PM