January 26, 2018 | Bob Myers

Every seller wants to get the best deal for their house—especially when  you consider that as much as $500,000 in profit can be earned tax-free.  So why not just price your house to the moon?  After all, you can just  bring it down later, right?

Well, there are a few problems with that.  If you price high and then  slowly start bringing it down…and down…and down…buyers are going to  notice.  It makes that home start to seem like it’s in a bargain bin.  You want your home to appear like a deal, not cheapened goods.  When it sits on the market for an extended time because of overpricing, buyers are  going to wonder why.  Would you feel urgency as a buyer if you read that a  property was listed 180 days ago?  Maybe not.

To set a realistic price, consider these tips:
  • Do your due diligence. What have houses like yours sold for when the  deal was made in a reasonable time?  And what were the original prices of  those homes?
  • Have an honest discussion with your real estate agent.  He or she knows  the area, and wants to sell your home as quickly as possible for the  most competitive price.  What does he or she think is reasonable?
  • Be an assertive seller, but don’t overplay your hand.  Remember, the little extra money you hold out for may not be worth the six months or year of mortgage payments you’re stuck paying in the meantime!
Give me a call to talk about how I can help you price your home to sell.
Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the  Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.      



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