Overpriced houses are overpriced, no matter how many agents list it.

Reblogger Ron Barnes
Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties 256152
Original content by Mike Cooper, GRI 0225086119

I showed a property that was on the market for most of the year at approximately 35% over the current market for a similar property. Of course, it didn't sell. It came off the market, and then came back on at 25% over the market.

The second agent fluffed up the description to make it sound like it was a real a bargain.  She said it's, "Completely gone over!" What does that mean? It meant that the owner painted, hung one ceiling fan, had the floors refinished and changed the kitchen sink.  That's nice, but it's still 25% over the current market, even with a reduced price.

This is a topic that gets a lot of airtime on Active Rain and other Realtor blog sites.  Friends, please honest with your clients. A house that is 25% over the current market is going to sit, get stigmatized and end up in the hands of another agent in six months. For some companies it's all about market share. The more listings you have, the more successful you look. Maybe, but if they never sell, that also gets around.

We're in the home selling business. If we're not selling these homes, we're in the home babysitting business, and unfortunately, unlike when you're babysitting for extra money during the 9th grade, it doesn't pay well. You are more likely to have potential future clients look at your listing sign month after month and decide you don't actually sell homes. You just plant signs like Spring flowers. I know, I've had my own garden.

Just like a hundred posts before this one, let me encourage you, please don't take overpriced listings. Overpriced listings are for FSBOs. We're in the business to move real estate. I took a listing last week that had been on the market for eight months. It had been overpriced by $100K. How is that even possible on small to average sized house in small town?  If we price it right, they will come. If they come, we will sell.   

 

 

1. What's a good home-buying timeline?

2. Winchester-Frederick County, VA Real Estate Market Update - January-June 2019

3. Loudoun County, VA Mid-Year Real Estate Review - 2018

4. Passion is contagious. Infect somebody!

5. Live, laugh, love and eat dessert first!

6. Why isn't my home selling?

7. Skip the pre-qualification letter and go straight to the pre-approval.

8. Turn setbacks into springboards+

9. Reduce your mortgage by pre-paying principle and eliminating interest

10. What can I do to sell my home more quickly?

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azing happen. 

mikecooper@cbginc.net, 888-722-6029

Cell: 540-336-5522

 

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(Disclaimer:  All grammatical mistakes, punctuation breakdowns and misspellings are purely for your amusement and entertainment.   Feel free to cackle.)                                                                                                

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