Biggest Mistakes San Francisco Real Estate Sellers Make

By
Real Estate Agent with Hillscape Properties, Inc. DRE#01452976

As a seller you have no control over the market. Period.

But as a seller you do have control over pricing, the condition of your property, and how easy it is for prospective buyers to tour your home.  Incorrectly pricing your San Francisco home when initially putting it on the market can mean your property will take much longer to sell and can ultimately mean getting less at the closing table than you could if priced correctly for the current market.

 

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Your San Francisco real estate agent will provide you with recent comparable sales that will help you understand how many buyers are in your price point and making offers in your neighborhood.  In San Francisco it is common to set a competitive price since few buyers will make offers substantially under an asking price, and it encourages more buyers to make serious offers when there is little inventory for your type of home. 

Your agent will also go through your home and make suggestions regarding small repairs and updates that will help you get top dollar.

Every market is different.  Want to know what your San Francisco home is worth?  Contact me for a free, no obligation, report on the current market value of your San Francisco home.  There's no hard sell and no one will contact you. 

 

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Comments (4)

Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

You pretty well nailed it, not much else left no matter what part of the country someone is from. Great job with your post.

Jan 23, 2014 09:11 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

Thanks, Joe!  It can be difficult for some sellers to get the message.

Jan 29, 2014 07:09 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Nothing worse than overpricing and letting the property just sit on the market. Great post.

Jan 30, 2014 09:19 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Melanie,

Excellent job with your post..you covered all the bases! It is difficult for some sellers to get the message. Having the cold hard facts are indisputable!

Feb 11, 2014 07:56 PM