You drive by and see the homes for sale on Lake Greenwood and in the surrounding area. They've been there for little while but you keep hearing the market is great. What's going on? Chances are good that the sellers (or their agent) didn't follow these key pieces of advice.
1. Price It A Little LOW!
This may seem counterproductive and even a bit backwards because everyone wants TOP dollar for their homes for sale in Greenwood. Take a closer look at this concept. Most people (and their agents) want to price their home over what the actual value really is to allow "room for negotiating". In actuality this mindset causes your home to receive LESS attention and there is less demand for your property.
The more attention your property gets the more likely you are to get a FULL PRICE offer and many times multiple offers. I've already been involved in several already this season. Keep in mind the peak buying "season" isn't even officially here yet! Today;s buyers are HIGHLY informed and when they see a deal they know it!
2. Use a Real Estate Professional
This may seem a little backwards as well but research has proven time and time again that a seller typically nets MORE money when a knowledgeable Realtor with a proven marketing plan markets their property. Again this is because of creating demand that only a real estate professional can create.
The Economist Outlook blog says:
“The median selling price for all FSBO homes was $210,000 last year. When the buyer knew the seller in FSBO sales, the number sinks to the median selling price of $151,900. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $249,000 – nearly $40,000 more for the typical home sale.”
Use a knowledgeable Realtor who thinks a little differently. Afterall, it's a new world when it comes to real estate. Find a Realtor with a strategy (not just a sign) and one who knows how to market your property. Doing this will get you TOP DOLLAR. Give The Bradshaw Group a call. We would love to assist you!