As a home stager in Appleton, WI, it is my job to help a house sell faster by not only making the house look good, but by creating an emotional attachment to a house for potential buyers. With that being said, however, no matter how great the house or the home staging is, if the house is overpriced, it will, unfortunately, sit on the market. Larry and Sheila Agranoff, Realtors with the Charles Rutenberg Realty in Long Island, have made this point quite well in their latest blog post, “Still Overpriced”. I am reblogging this post because I think it is very valuable information no matter what market you are in. If you are serious about selling your house, hire a professional home stager and find a Realtor who can help you price your house right so it can sell!
Are you still noticing that homes on the market are still being overpriced? We know that many sellers feel that their home is worth more than their competition. Afterall, it's human nature, but unfortunately buyers don't want to pay more and they will know it is over-priced.
A seller may think...why not start with a higher price because a buyer can make a lower offer? This is wrong. They won't make the lower offer because they may not see the house if it's not in their price range. Competition is fierce and they will just move onto the next house down the road that is fairly priced.An overpriced listing may not have an advantage for the Seller, the Buyer, or the Listing Agent.
- The seller's house is going to be on the market longer.
- The buyer may be missing out on a truly nice house.
- The listing agent may get a negative effect by the sign being out too long and it may show that they aren't able to sell the house!
It's true there are a fair share of agents who will take a listing at any price.
However, if you are serious about selling your house, price it right. If you are not serious about selling...then don’t bother putting your house on the market. It's just that easy!Larry and Sheila are Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty and can help you choose a home on Long Island to buy or can help you sell your present residence. We can be reached at 631-805-4400.
If your home or condo is listed with another broker, this is not a solicitation of the property.
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