Monday, November 16, 2009
Consider these points:
NO 2 homes are exactly alike - chances are we've seen most of the homes for sale in your area and have an idea of what the inside is like. But, things change...decor is different, you remember the "different strokes, for different folks idea. Even online photos won't give you a complete view of how these homes compare.
Remember- it's the Buyer that ultimately determines the value of your home. A house is worth what somebody will pay for it. It's important to try and anticipate what MOST buyers will pay for it. If the price is too high - you may just end remaining a Seller! If your home should be some chance sell for more then the estimated value, remember the home still needs to be Appraised for the Buyer's Loan, and if it's overpriced it just may not!
What about the situattion of "needing" a value?
BUT That's What INEEEEEEEED to Get for My Home!
There is the odd time that a home is unusual and there are not direct comparables, sometimes this requires a trial and error strategy where we have to gage potential buyer responses in order to fine tune the price.
If the feedback you get from "looker" is we don't like the floorplan, the yard is too small, or the home is overpriced..............the quicker the price is adjusted, the better.
What about a seller who believes:
Should you start higher - after all you can always come down???
Remember, if you price too high for your area, you are helping your competitors to sell THEIR home!
Remember the most critical time for selling your home is in the first 30-60 days. Longer then that you can bet your bottom dollar, (and unfortunately that's probably what it will end up being) that the Buyer will be paying attention to your 'days on market' when making both their buying decision and price point!
How do you know if your house is priced right? If you are not getting showings, you can know that of the homes that are available, your home is not making it on the "show" list when an agent pulls the similar homes.
Ask yourself, is it the exterior appearance? Is it the interior? The location. The price.....
If it is any of the above, the only thing that will help is to lower the price! It is impossible to market enough to overcome pricing too high, expecially in a market where there are 10+ home for every buyer. IN DFW we have an oversupply of about 18 months to absorb, if we did not get any other homes on the market.
Sometimes the most important factor is YOUR motivation
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Some of the best Museums in the country
(Kimbell, Amon Carter,the Modern, and more)
One of the best concert venues (Bass Hall) nightly
The Botanic Gardens which is fabulous year round
A great Symphony, Ballet,Opera etc.
Neiman Marcus...and most other big stores
All of the smaller, national chain decor stores, etc.
Sundance Square (downtown) with activities daily
Fort Worth Camera Club which is one of the best in the nation
Good Schools, both public and private
Large Lakes nearby, Eagle Mt. Lake, Lake Grapevine, Lake Joe Pool and more
Granbury 30 miles away with quaint shopping and a large lake
Affordable housing which is much lower than the national average
The nicest people you will ever meet!
Low Crime rate
Billy Bob's Texas.......nationally known music and entertainment venue
20 min. from DFW International Airport
30 miles from Dallas...for anything that you might "think" you need
Short commute times for most areas
and the list goes on and on.
If you live in Fort Worth and want to add to this list...just add your comments.
I sell real estate and it is a pleasure to drive Tarrant County on a weekly basis and see the positives that we have to offer.........it is one the the Top places to Live in our great Nation.........Move here, and help us keep it that way.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The house to the left is an example of a great house for a first time buyer.It is in the 76137 zip code and is NOT A FORECLOSURE. Therefore, it is move in ready and very cute!
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